March 2, 2008, - 11:30 am

Video of the Day #2, Hero of the Week: Prince Harry Talks About Afghanistan

By Debbie Schlussel
I gotta say I’m impressed with Prince Harry. Although the Brit Royal Family is known for its pan-Islamist and other leftist politics, the Prince showed up the partying Bush twins by not only going to fight in Afghanistan, but actually killing 30-odd Talibanis. Anyone who does that–royal or not–is a hero in my book. But this guy is one, because he didn’t have to go and could have remained in his life of privilege, valets, and castles. (No, I haven’t forgotten his Nazi costume, but this makes up for it somewhat.)
Meanwhile, Jenna Bush tours the U.S. in luxe comfort, absurdly comparing herself to Anne Frank, while promoting her book about a teen single mother with AIDS and preparing for her wedding at the Bush Ranch. Her sister is also in equal comfort, seen partying in NYC on TMZ. My friend, Sirius Patriot Channel 144 host Mike Church (on whose show I review movies every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Eastern), picked Harry as a hero and example to other young adults, and I agree. Here are some vids of the Prince in Afghanistan and talking about his experience upon his forced, premature return (the second one is from BBC).
Bravo, Prince Harry. Sorry you were outed by Drudge.

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14 Responses

He completely redefines Sexiest Man Alive.
Patriotism and courage count!

PJ on March 2, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Debbie, on a personal level, I agree he did well for himself, especially compared to his past escapades in unifrom. But this whole Prince Harry at War thing was pretty cynical. He apparently had his own personal security detail with him, and probably a million other accomadations we’ll never hear about. It would show more courage if a British royal made an official visit to Israel.

Anonymous1 on March 2, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I don’t often praise the British that much but I must give my roaring applause to Prince Harry for trading his crown for a military camouflage and sacrificing his royal lifestyle to be out in the open desert fighting the taliban. His combatting skills are remarkably impressive and I have much adulation and respect towards his cause.
Debbie made a good point. Why aren’t we seeing the children of our leaders emulating Prince Harry’s example and fighting on fronts if they are such diehard patriots? Why isn’t Jenna Bush in a uniform rather than in a skimpy bikini?

American Sabrah on March 2, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Right on Debbie. Right on Harry! This is a great story. I’m sure Harry does get some special accomodations (as explained in the vid, getting him in there was a logistics nightmare), but I bet he is really sincere and enjoys just being one of the soldiers.

BB on March 2, 2008 at 2:15 pm

Jenna must be planning to enter politics as a compassionate conservative.
Keep posting the photos of skanks!

c f on March 2, 2008 at 2:23 pm

It’s sad that DRUDGE felt the need to blab the secret. What a jerk!

Freudianslippers on March 2, 2008 at 2:31 pm

He has already served more time in combat than Eisenhower. Oh right.. Eisenhower never was in combat.

Burt on March 2, 2008 at 3:06 pm

This kid definitely redeemed himself. JTAC! Wow, thats huge. I wonder when was the last time something like this occurred. I’m guessing WWI. I’m former military and for anyone out there who doesn’t know. Harry is working in whats known as special forces. Those little brown lads called Ghurkas are pound for pound the toughest fighting men,arguably in the world. During my time in England I was fortunate to work with the brits and visited a Royal Marine base. Google up Ghurkas, Nepal and you’ll realize what a real man Harry really is. Hats off to the man. I’M WATCHING THE SPECIAL AT 7PM TONIGHT. I think it’s on FOX NEWS. Excellent article Debbie.

samurai on March 2, 2008 at 4:17 pm

I am curious, perhaps off topic, but on it is about a Prince. Can Prince Harry run for office?
President Bush sent lots of our money to Africa, perhaps a good humanistic cause, I don’t know. How come his daughters as well as the son’s and daughters of other politicians are not putting in their physical labor at what their family’s or country’s cause is? Perhaps not the military, but there is the Peace Corps or full time volunteerism. It isn’t about throwing money at something and go on and party, it is actually putting yourself into a cause physically that counts too.

StuLongIsland on March 2, 2008 at 5:49 pm

I love a guy in uniform. I agree, he has redeemed himself from his stupid nazi costume. i am reading hard corps, about a us Marine who went from being a gangster to being a Navy Cross recipient

mindy1 on March 2, 2008 at 8:45 pm

What special is on Fox tonight…?

PJ on March 2, 2008 at 9:22 pm

I thought there was supposed to be an interview w/Harry on Fox news but I was wrong. Debbies You tube was probably about the same as what would’ve been said. The first response to this article was too cynical. He said he hadn’t had a shower in four days or a change of cloths in a week. He is serving in the capacity of a special forces soldier and that entails absolutely no PAMPERING. Give it to the kid. He’s got some cajones. The THREE STOOGES did a skit where Moe dressed up as Hitler. I don’t remember Moe actually KILLING any nazi’s. Harry is a bad dude he gets his respect from those who know the real deal. Too bad drudge is such a jerk, if it was him that spilled the beans. It’s a dam shame a real man like the prince has to deal with this crap while trying to do what he believes in.

samurai on March 2, 2008 at 9:59 pm

I salute Harry for his unselfish courage!! Under his smile and boyish good looks lies the heart of one bad-ass warrior!!

newinnewark on March 3, 2008 at 10:37 am

I like the boy. Sure, he was a bit of a shit-disturber when he was younger and that Nazi costume wasn’t the most brilliant prank, but he’s past those days and it’s good to see at least one member of the royal family with balls. If I ever met him, I’d sit down with him and buy him a beer.

canorth on March 4, 2008 at 8:46 pm

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