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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