May 17, 2007

Poor Guy

I'm not a big "Royals Watcher". Don't really care who they are dating, what they wear, or who's screwin' who.

BUT - I did kind of keep an eye on the whole Prince Harry going to Iraq thing.

My first thought when I saw that was - ohhh shit. That boy's gonna have a bit red "Insurgent" target on his back. That's a gutsy move on his part and the British Army.

Well, seems I was right. They decided not to allow him to lead his unit into Iraq.

From what I read, there were specific threats made against him.

And I can understand how those who have lost loved ones are angry. And those who have loved ones in harms way are kinda pissed too. All though one mother does say she wouldn't want her son anywhere NEAR the Prince over there, just because he'd be a target.

But mostly I feel bad for Harry. Really. Think about it. He's the 2nd son in a place and situation where that really puts a damper on what you can do. So his chosen career right now is being an officer in the British Army. And he can't do it because of the danger? I'm willing to bet that he's a) pretty damned embarrassed. b) if he's anything like Raging Mom's son or some of the other folks I've had the pleasure to meet - he's pissed as hell. He's trained with that unit. He's their leader.

But wow. Wouldn't that kinda suck? I mean, to have to live in a damned glass cage, every time you fart it makes international news. To know that you're pretty much recognized, and judged where ever you go. Then, to finally start to make a life for yourself, and because your FAMILY has SYMBOLIC meaning, you are denied that opportunity.

Anyway - I just thought the whole thing kind of interesting. And I could be way off on my interpretation of what the Prince thinks. Maybe he's just another selfish rich kid who has no feelings of loyalty or country.

What do you think?

Posted by Tammi at May 17, 2007 05:55 AM | TrackBack

when they first started saying he would go to Iraq a couple of months ago, people complained, and he was mad. he was saying, this is my team, these are my brothers, i'm going with them. i've trained with them, i'm not watching them go off to fight while i stay behind because i'm a target.

i really feel bad for him.

Posted by: sarahk at May 17, 2007 07:42 AM

I feel for him, and sort of hope he can successfully pull a Lawrence...

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at May 17, 2007 08:00 AM
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