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Thursday, 26 April 2007

SHOULD HE STAY OR SHOULD HE GO ?


Well, I wonder if any other serving soldiers are given a choice like Harry? and what about the families who have already lost loved ones, how might they feel? were their sons or daughters allowed that privilidge? So what if he gets killed, that's the chance that anyone who joins the army 'to fight for queen and country' (or in Harry's case gran and country) takes. So what if he's captured and the Iraqi's gain a propaganda coup. We shouldn't be there in the first place and no one should be killed or captured. What about Harry? he seems keen to go and do his duty. So let him go, I'm sure it's what his mother would have wanted.

3 comments:

Highlander said...

So many questions and sides to this one Nuzz (loved the Huxley quote earlier btw). Personally I disagree with the fundamental concept of royalty or monarchy so, in that sense, I would regard him as any other soldier. But then we shouldn't have been in Iraq in the first place so does that make the royalty point moot? ....hmmmm..... Still, from a governmental perspective, it lets the 'masses' get all hot and bothered about Blighty and takes their minds off any Bigger Picture. Just in time for the local elections aswell - how convenient.

Nuzz Prowlin' Wolf said...

If the concept of the monarchy ment anything then her maj would have had more say in whether her country went to war, yep it's all propaganda. Talking of local elections found out I used to play with my local BNP candidate when I was a kid, from what I remember, he was a nasty little fucker then, and the only propaganda of theirs I've seen is in the window of the house opposite me. Is someone trying to wind me up? or is it just a crazy world? I dunno.

durruti said...

Personally I can't wait for the day when WE get the chance to take potshots at the 'ruling' class. Why should the Iraqis have all the fun?

On a more serious note, I'm worried that if he does go then it'll only intensify the attacks on the grunts as the Jihadists attempt to get this particular 'trophy'. Things are bad enough for the squaddies who shouldn't be there anyway (and probably don't want to be either).

It's a difficult one - perhaps we could just withdraw all the squaddies and send a battalion of the privileged elite in their place to 'defend' the country they've bled dry for so long?