Running with the pedigreed dogs of war

Prince Harry returns with triumphant retinuePrince Harry was ordered home to England after his cover was blown playing soldier in Afghanistan. Unmasked, it was decided the prince would be a bullet magnet for enemy fire. Here he is returning to a hero’s welcome, wearing a flak-jacket he might have done better to leave with the compatriots he left behind. Although -wot’s this- Harry Homebound appears to be accompanied by his compatriots! Were they all recalled too? Special forces assigned to bodyguard the prince would have been redeployed elsewhere. Was Heroic Harry soldiering with a royal retinue of school chums? Other spoiled upper-crust kids spoiling for hands-on Half Life blood?

Harry did serve his country’s propaganda machine by perpetuating the normalcy of Britain’s traditional militaristic adventurer. Said the prince of his soldiering:

“At the end of the day I like to sort of be a normal person, and for once I think this is about as normal as I’m ever going to get.”

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1 Response to Running with the pedigreed dogs of war

  1. Avatar Jonah says:

    The ONE thing good that could be said for McCain, over all his comrades, (and I’ll have to hurry to say it) is that he, of all the ChickenHawks, is willing to send his own son to the war.

    Then again, he IS willing to send His own son into the meatgrinder.

    Sort of has ethics, but his ethics are really really messed up.
    Queen Bess 2 tried every possible to keep Harry at home, almost but not quite gave up and then, the “security problem” suddenly takes precedence.

    Where exactly was that concern for the safety of “her” troops Before her grandson went in?

    She’s been sending British soldiers off to kill and be killed since before I was born. So NOW she develops a conscience?

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