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Prince Harry to go to Iraq

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littlelapin Thu 22-Feb-07 22:09:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

llareggub Thu 22-Feb-07 22:14:02

off with their heads!

the monarchy, that is...

JanH Thu 22-Feb-07 22:26:35

"They" will know where his unit is though...there was some old codger from the Blues & Royals on the radio this week saying "noooo, it won't endanger the others in his unit" - but it must do.

Maybe it can be announced that he's being kept behind a desk even if he isn't - maybe they'll get away with that.

This is nothing like Prince Andrew in his helicopter in the Falklands, is it?

JanH Thu 22-Feb-07 22:27:36

When I say "they" I mean the Iraqis, not the media (though them too of course)

NadineBaggott Thu 22-Feb-07 22:29:20

Damned if he does
damned if he don't

hunkerdave Thu 22-Feb-07 22:30:04

Tough, isn't it? He'd be criticised whatever he did.

mw14 Fri 23-Feb-07 14:19:45

Harry cops it, Andrew moves back up to no3. It's what having a line of succession is for.

suzycreamcheese Fri 23-Feb-07 14:26:25

feel as sorry for him as anyother poor sod caught up in this debacle...

though did think when heard details of his battalion an d their posting..reccy on the fron t line thought of blackadder bloke darling..tapping out reports out of ear distance at the front..

tony blair would suffer publicly / politically the worst if he was killed..family and freinds feelings first of course,,,kwim...

feel most sorry for iraqi's though...we have made civil war..it sounds like a living hell...

throckenholt Fri 23-Feb-07 14:28:08

I think it puts the rest of his group in jeopardy - he must be a real target - I think it would be more responsible to transfer him to somewhere else.

I agree it is a very different situation to the Falklands. That was a much more contained and quantifiable situation.

quietmouse Fri 23-Feb-07 15:23:02

I admire him for going. He didn't have to. He could have chose not to.

I did think he would be given special treatment and not be in the frontline, but it appears not.

He is going to be a real target though. Scary for all involved, I would think.

Tony Blair must be getting a bit worried too!

morocco Fri 23-Feb-07 15:27:06

must mean our troops are actually going to be withdrawn some time soon then

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