UK: Prince Harry not going to ‘too dangerous’ Iraq

Blair and the Iraq war, cartoon by Martin Rowson

From the BBC:

Prince Harry will not be sent to Iraq, the head of the British Army has said.
The prince had previously stated that he wanted to be involved in active service with his unit.

But the Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Richard Dannatt, has confirmed the Prince will not go with his regiment, the Blues and Royals.

Apparently the Royals are not going, but the Blues are.

Also from that BBC report:

But Reg Keys – whose son Thomas was killed while on active service in Basra in 2003 – said he found the decision distasteful and questioned whether insurgents could have told the prince apart from other service personnel.

Mr Keys added: “It would appear that Harry’s life is more valuable than my son or the other nearly 150 service personnel who’ve given their lives.”

Reg Keys is a prominent member of Military Families Against the War.

If Iraq is unsafe for Prince Harry, then it is unsafe for all British (and US) soldiers.

They should come home.

British soldiers in Basra: here.

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