Oh God this is a bad idea
Okay, look first up, let’s show some respect for Prince Harry actually wanting to put his life on the line, just as his countrymen have done so, and respects to him that he has taken the honourable road rather than the easy privileged one.
Right now the British public are against this stupid war in Iraq and want to pull out, but if someone as beloved to their sense of national identity like Prince Harry was killed, or taken hostage and tortured, my God could you see how explosive that would be to the British? They would demand war and public support would swing 100% behind a full scale invasion. If you think that’s an over reaction of the British mindset, look at the ‘come together/all together’ cultural nuances behind getting the Christmas Day number one position on Top of the Pops.
Nothing says ‘Once more to the breach dear friend’ than the death of a beloved Prince. For the sake of the very same lives he wants to protect, Prince Harry should not go to Iraq.
Harry Iraq deployment no surprise
The deployment of Prince Harry's regiment to Iraq has been confirmed by the Ministry of Defence. The prince has always said he wants to be taken seriously as a soldier.
He joined the army as a career. He wants to be taken seriously as a soldier, which is why he made it clear after he'd finished his officer training at Sandhurst that he would leave the army if he was left behind when his regiment was sent to a war zone. And so, just as the prime minister announces the start of Britain's phased withdrawal from Iraq, Second Lieutenant Harry Wales of the Household Cavalry, is preparing for a tour of duty in that country.