Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nitwitness news isn't confined to American soil


Britain's Prince Harry, one of the world's most eligible bachelors, has a penchant for wanting to be a regular guy and so it turns out that he's serving with British forces on the front lines in Afghanistan.


What makes that news is that it wasn't supposed to be news because of an understanding between the British military and world news organizations that revealing the prince's whereabouts might additionally endanger his fellow troops.


A German newspaper and an Australian magazine leaked the information and now the British military is assessing whether to relocate the prince, who is taking it all in stride.


"It's nice just to be here with all the guys and just mucking in as one of the lads," he said , who had expressed bitter disappointment when he was banned from going to Iraq with his battalion last year. Army chiefs said publicity surrounding his deployment could put him and his unit at risk.


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