Afhganistan and the Taliban are not quite Agincourt and the French are they ? still.
I made a recent comment saying that had the Taliban known about the soldier prince in their midst, they would have issued an instruction to the 'Terrys' to look out for a ginger haired man staggering about drunk dressed as a Nazi and guess what ? some people have taken offence.
It would appear therefore that some people are gullible enough to believe this guff, if I can paraphrase 'Mencken' 'no-one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the British public when it comes to Royalty'
Some time ago I wrote some scathing comments about the 'Brass' who lead our armed forces and took flack for it, nothing too difficult to handle though, I knew that I had history and the future on my side, I knew that something would come along quite soon to show I was right and here we are.
I say that because "an ordinary every day soldier, treated no differently from anyone else" has been able to tell the highest command that he will be sent to a battle field or else and the military leaders have said to this "ordinary soldier" "yes sir, 3 bags full sir" note the 'sir'
As Jack Nicholson (Nathan Jessup) once said 'what kind of an outfit are you running here' ?
What does that tell you about the chinless nonentities who run our forces, put their by privilege not talent, weak, spineless leaders create poor results.
From dim witted oafish playboy, to national hero in one bound, Harry was free, 10 days in Afghanistan, fiddling with a computer in a heavily fortified base some 6 miles from the front line.
Surrounded by a personal bodyguard made up of arguably the world's most accomplished fighting men (the Gurkha's) has made him into a hero.
The cynical 'quid pro quo' was the rehabilitation of an embarrassing Royal Prince and good publicity for the army in a conflict which is going badly.
All the ready prepared cloying films and interviews which were so false as to be laughable convinced me that he was never in any more danger than Tony Blair or Gordon Brown when they visited 'the front line' this was an exercise in cynicism which I think and hope will backfire on them all.
I will come back to this farce but one last thing at the moment before all you badge kissers and forelock tuggers start, Harry is not to blame for this debacle, he is too young, too inexperienced and too dim to know what is going on, he , poor lad, is being used.