Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Harry Windsor and the Secret trip to Helmand Province

Prince Harry uses his red hair to single-handedly defeat the Taliban. Or something.

By now you all know that Buckingham Palace’s resident ginger Prince Harry spent a few months in Afghanistan fighting with the British army. Red and I are both big anglophiles (which I’m sure makes my Irish ancestors roll in their graves, but what can you do?) so even though it's a bit behind the times, we had to give it a mention. Here are a few follow up links for those of you still interested:

Prince Harry talks about the experience.

The Associated Press explains how in the hell the rabid British press kept the lid on this.

A US television host ruffles British feathers by calling Harry “expendable.”

While we may have been in the dark, apparently the Taliban knew all about Harry's presence in Afghanistan.

The father of a British soldier killed in Afghanistan thinks Harry's being used as propoganda.


Red said...

Thanks, Liz.

Ahhh, what beautiful ginger children we would have...

doorknob_dan said...

I can help with that.

Oh, no, wait, I'm fixed.

Red said...

Yeah. Let's keep our story straight, Mister.