Cutting through the bullshit.

Thursday, 17 May 2007

'Extremely disappointed'

Wouldn’t want to spill any of that precious blue sang réal. The Washington Post reports,

Gen. Richard Dannatt, the head of the British army, said Wednesday that Iraq duty would be too risky for the 22-year-old soldier prince, the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and third in line to the British throne. Dannatt said he reached his decision after a visit to Iraq last week and learning of specific threats being made by insurgents against Harry and the soldiers in his unit.

"These threats expose not only him but also those around him to a degree of risk that I now deem unacceptable," said Dannatt, reversing his public declaration two weeks ago that Harry would be deployed as a troop commander with British forces in Basra in southern Iraq. "As a professional soldier, Prince Harry will be extremely disappointed."

I daresay the Troop Commander Wales was crushed that he won’t be getting to ‘see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies.’ As the poet said.

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