Friday, February 23, 2007

Harry Goes To Iraq

"Prince Harry was "over the moon" last night after being told he will be going to Iraq within weeks. The 22-year-old Army officer will command an armoured patrol on a six-month tour of duty after winning his battle to serve alongside his fellow soldiers."

So where are the Bush twins serving? Or, as a headline on (one of my favorite sites) said: "Harry to Iraq, Bush Twins to Kegger."

Whatever you think of the war, and whatever you think of the SAS security that will be surrounding Harry in Iraq, the symbolic power of a prince serving alongside other Britons in the military is tremendous. Here in the US, we're still waiting for all the kids named DeLay, Frist, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Sessions, Lieberman, Graham, O'Reilly, Limbaugh and Coulter to enlist out of their sense of moral duty. In the meantime, we'll just keep listening to their family members express resolve and stalwart support for a President sending other people's family members into harm's way.

I can't stand the royals, as you all know, but I still have to give it up to Harry for going, however "cake" his assignment may turn out to be.

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