Well, it looks like the rumors wereÂ well-founded.Â Britain’s Prince Harry willÂ be going off to Iraq to command a tank unit.Â Not such good news for a Thursday, I don’t imagine.Â
CNN revealed today that the third in line for the English throne, after father Charles & brother William, will be deployed to Iraq with his Royals & Blues regiment.Â Prince Harry is to be stationed near the southern city of Basra.Â Seems like you would want to keep where ole Harry boy will be a little more hush-hush, I image he will be quite a tasty target for insurgents.
Once upon a time British officials had indicated that they would try to keep 22-year-old Harry out of the war, but it looks like he’s going all the same.Â Apparently it was Harry himself that stated he did not want preferential treatment, saying he would be happy to die just as well as anyone else I suppose.
On his 21st birthday, Prince Harry stated, “There is no way I am going to put myself through Sandhurst [Royal Military Academy] and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country.”
According to Britain’s Press Association, Harry is “over the moon” about going off to Iraq.Â Jeez Louise, is Harry stupid?Â Must be.
A spokesman for Prince Harry offered these words, “We can confirm today that Prince Harry will deploy to Iraq later this year in command of a troop from ‘A Squadron’ of the Household Cavalry Regiment.
“Whilst in Iraq Cornet Wales (Harry’s regimental title) will carry out a normal troop commander’s role, involving leading a troop of 12 men in four Scimitar armored reconnaissance vehicles, each with a crew of three.
“The decision to deploy him has been a military one… The royal household has been consulted throughout.”
Well, much luck to the boy who one reporter stated,Â “has become the number one target for insurgents.”
We all wish Prince Harry & everyone else involved in Iraq safety.