Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Prince Harry will not go to Iraq

Even though he's not smart enough to be happy about it, I am. Found this over at MollyGood, of all places:

Prince Harry will not be sent for military duty in Iraq because of the excessive risks this would cause for him and his comrades, the head of the army said today.

“I have decided that Prince Harry will not deploy as a troop leader with his squadron,” General Sir Richard Dannatt told reporters.

Sir Richard said he had travelled to Iraq in the past week and learned of “a number of specific threats - some reported and some not reported - which relate directly to Prince Harry as an individual”.

He continued: “These threats expose not only him, but also those around him, to a degree of risk that I now deem unacceptable.

“Now that I have decided that he will not be deploying with his troop, the risks faced by his battle group are no different to those faced by any other battle group or other of our servicemen in Iraq.” (Source)

I stopped reading CNN daily because it depresses me and I don't particularly enjoy being depressed. Simple as that. So I guess I'll have to accept getting my world news from a celeblog.

Very glad my bad feeling won't be allowed to come true.


sir jorge said...

Patriot or not, I knew they couldn't let him go through with it.

It reminds me of the 15th century order of monarchs, but in a more tame nature.

Poppy Cede said...

Jorge - Somehow I feel better about him not going. As was intended, it also helps keep the people he would have gone with a bit safer. Not that people at war are ever truly safe...