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Posted Mar 4, '08 at 5:54pm

Hermann0212

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really i mean who really thinks about this but it was an important event... a life of a price and future king were at risk... respond

 

Posted Mar 4, '08 at 5:54pm

Devoidless

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Well, atleast he showed some cajones buy even going over there for the reason he did. Did Bush? Nooo. He did not even serve in the wars he could of when he was young and not president of anything.

 

Posted Mar 5, '08 at 10:13am

Asherlee

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lol @ Hermann. He finished his post and wrote: "respond." Made me laugh a bit.

Okay, well I think it is pretty cool of him to do that. As you said he is close in line to the thrown, but did his civic duty just like everyone else had to. Those, to me, are characteristics of a good leader.

Like Devoid said, you don't see Bush over there. Granted he is probably on the top 10 list in other countries to be harmed.

 

Posted Mar 5, '08 at 12:40pm

Devoidless

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Hrrm. It seems only we have an opinion about this, or no one else knows about it...For the people who have no idea please look it up on CNN.com or something and talk with us? Puh-lease?

 

Posted Mar 5, '08 at 12:55pm

van_hooligan

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i thought it was sad, the guy loved protecting my country, i mean no offense to phillip or anyone else but in my lifetime he's the first royal family member to defend for england's rights
and i found that every newspaper keeping it a secret quite a nice touch to this, cause in honesty i thought our newspapers were money grabbing paper writers, but it was nice for them to keep it hidden, till a foreigner newspaper did THE dumbest thing EVER!

 

Posted Mar 5, '08 at 3:10pm

Carlie

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I think its sad how it was leaked, so not he has to come back home. The media just sucks sometimes. I think it is awesome that he was out there, but I think he probably did it just to get out of England more than anything.

 

Posted Mar 5, '08 at 5:51pm

Moegreche

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There's a little bit about the situation that irks me.  I was listening to NPR and they had some interviews in the field with the prince.  He was talking about how much he enjoyed actually getting to be a "normal person."
I think there's something to that - getting out from underneath the day to day monotony that can be royal life, but I just wonder how much action he actually saw if he was really enjoying himself.
Most people in combat are there under orders, and while their military service is voluntary, I'm sure there are places they'd rather be.  I just wonder how it makes the other troops there feel knowing that he's enjoying himself over there - almost like it's playtime or something.  It kind of reminds me of Winston Churchill's autobiography...

 

Posted Mar 5, '08 at 6:03pm

Asherlee

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Hmmm...I didn't know that. That certainly does make it less honorable. But as we've concluded human's are selfish beings. What can ya do?

 

Posted Mar 5, '08 at 6:18pm

Moegreche

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That's true.  And I'm certainly not trying to take away from what he's doing - and maybe the soldiers there were really excited and motivated to have him there.  I've never seen war, and never want to so I have no idea how the average soldier feels about this.  It was just my first impression.  It is nice to see in modern times - it's been awhile since leaders have been expected to be good fighters or have even come onto the battlefield.

 

Posted Mar 5, '08 at 6:25pm

Asherlee

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That is also very true. I would more likely respect a leader that was able to handle himself in diverse situations. He comes from good stock. I really like Princess Diana.