Thursday, February 28, 2008

The British Make Terrible Chickenhawks

Clearly the Brits have a great deal to learn when it comes to being chickenhawks.

Prince Harry, the youngest son of Prince Charles and the late princess Diana, has been fighting the Taliban on the front line in Afghanistan, the defence ministry in London said Thursday.

The 23-year-old prince, an officer in the Household Cavalry regiment, has spent the past 10 weeks secretly serving in the volatile southern province of Helmand, where most of Britain's troops are based.
No, no, no. Fighting? In a foreign land? In the military? Where the fast bullets fly?

This is wrong from the word 'go.' Doesn't Prince Harry realize that they also serve who sit on their asses and write children's books, stay drunk, and campaign for their wealthy chickenhawk Ken Doll of a father?

Doesn't Harry realize that actual life experiences of war risks endowing him with doubts as to its honor and glory? This is a big roll of the dice.

This just isn't done. Calls need to be made.

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