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05 February 2008

Prince Andrew Asks Why US Ignored UK Advice Re : Iraq ...

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Say and think whatever you want about Queen Elizabeth's second son Prince Andrew, Duke of York regarding his privileged position and oft alleged propensity to play the playboy.



But when the chips were down and the chocks were away, this brave young Brit boy definitely did his bit.

Never more so than when the Falklands conflict (against Argentina) flared, at which time he literally laid his own young life on the line.



Which is much, much more than can be said for so many of today's so-called 'great and good' - who for the moment shall remain nameless -- cowardly, counterfeit commanders-in-chief and supposed super-premiers included.



Love this lad or loath him, the bloke gave Great Britain's armed forces a full 22 years loyal and faithful service.



And today we learned the lad's stood up straight once again - and said something pretty special.

The United States could have avoided some of the problems it is experiencing in Iraq if it had listened to Britain's advice and learned from its experiences, Prince Andrew said in an interview published Tuesday as he began a trade mission to the U.S.

In a rare airing of political opinion by a senior member of the British royal family, the prince said the invasion and its aftermath had created a "healthy skepticism" in Britain about what was said in Washington and led many to ask, "Why didn't anyone listen to what was said and the advice that was given?"



Read the rest of this rather revealving, Royal Brit related report.

Prince: US ignored UK advice on Iraq

*(Cross posted at Appletree)

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6 Comments:

Anonymous bootlean said...

Remember that his dad [Prince Philip] saw action too, in WW2.

9:29 am  
Anonymous Rex said...

Andrew and his young brother Edward are chalk and cheese.

I've heard some amazing stories about their father's reaction to Edward whimping out of forces after hardly any time at all. Even now after all this time, I've heard that Prince Philip has neither forgotten nor forgiven.

1:44 pm  
Anonymous peter england said...

One can't help but wonder how many Iraq war dead (on both sides) would be alive today if the know nothing Bush cabal had listened to the voices of experience. Not just from the UK but from their own generals at the ouset. Not only were they ignored but their services were quickly dispensed with at the first signs of any deviance from the cabal's many delusions.

{Incidentally, I'm glad to hear you're fighting fit again, Richard.}

1:55 pm  
Blogger Twilight said...

It's a bit like an ageing relative talking to a teenage tearaway.

And in any case, nothing would've stopped Bush and Co going after Iraq - it's the oil, isn't it? That's what it's all about.

3:20 pm  
Anonymous phil said...

Semi off topic.

Andrew's grandfather, King George V1 died 56 years ago today.

5:56 pm  
Blogger Moon Rattled said...

I wonder how it all would have turned out had Britain not endorsed George Bush's invasion plans in the first place. It's very easy for this man to come out now and wag the finger - even allies of Bush have fallen out with the asshole - but if Blair had not gone along it's doubtful the US would have been able to manage the invasion by itself. It had no support from any other country that carries any weight. Where were the Royals in 2003?

8:34 am  

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