Saturday, March 01, 2008

Distasteful

The recent coverage of British Prince Harry having been in Afganistan and having personally killed 30 Taliban is turning my stomach a little. War is supposed to be bad, not a PR tool. Not wishing harm on anyone, but the story would be really different if he was one of the 2-3% of soldiers who come back without a limb, or one of the 10-20% who suffer from some kind of traumatic head injury. Or hand him a fake ID so he can blend in properly- I suggest "'arry F. Cockney-Beatlemania" as a perfectly normal, average English name- and let him serve a couple 15 month tours. See how everyone likes that.

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At Sunday, March 2, 2008 4:26:00 PM CST, Blogger cljo said...

I haven't seen any of this Harry "dead-eye" coverage, just the fact that he was ratted out by some website.

The name is perfect. Through a 'Nigel' or a 'Smythsonton' in there and its gold.

 
At Sunday, March 2, 2008 10:09:00 PM CST, Blogger gc said...

I hesitated (briefly) in putting it in as the subject matter isn't really appropriate for comedy. Luckily, my inability to restrain a serviceable joke won out.

I hadn't even heard about the website outing him. Maybe I'm an idiot, but when I heard that he was joining the RAF or whatever, I figured he be goin "over there." All I've heard or seen is that he was out fighting the "good" fight.

 

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