In this video from the USA, ‘Max Blumenthal takes us on a hilarious and shocking tour of the College Republican National Convention, where the GOP’s next generation cheer on the war in Iraq, then make sorry excuses for why they can’t serve. Also featuring Tom DeLay, brainwashed evangelical youth, and moving interpretive dance by Blumenthal.’
And then, he did not go, as the government decided that the Iraq war was safe enough for non noble soldiers to go to; but not safe enough for blue blooded sons of the Prince of Wales and grandsons of the Queen of England?
Now, a similar case in Norway.
From PakTribune in Pakistan:
Defence Minister`s son not posted to Afghanistan
Monday July 30, 2007 (1922 PST)
OSLO: Defence Chief Sverre Diesen has decided that Defence Minister Anne-Grete Stroem-Erichsen`s son will not be posted to Afghanistan, for security reasons.
The Defence Chief is of the opinion that his presence would make his unit more vulnerable.
According to media reports, Diesen is also afraid that the minister`s son could be taken hostage.
Joachim Stroem-Erichsen is a lieutenant in the Norwegian Marine Corps, and has earlier served in Kosovo.
So, Mr Joachim Stroem-Erichsen and Prince Harry have privileges over other soldiers.
But at least, they are soldiers; contrary to total chickenhawks.