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Old 03-04-2008, 05:31 PM   #46
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lol, well I'd pick Harry if he wasn't young enough to be my much younger brother....

I don't like Chris Cuomo, something about him makes me uncomfortable

By Scott Whitlock | March 3, 2008 - Newsbusters

"Good Morning America" co-host Chris Cuomo joked on Monday's show that Britain's Prince Harry "has been over in Afghanistan fighting because he's expendable." Fellow host Robin Roberts appeared somewhat shocked by the comment and sputtered, "What did you say?" Cuomo, who was previewing an ABC special on the royals, didn't back off his assertion and reiterated, "It's true. The reason that Harry is allowed to be in Afghanistan is because he's not the heir to the throne. William's not allowed to be there."

While Harry may not be next in line to be king, it's in very poor taste for a professional journalist to make such a snide remark. After all, Prince Harry went to Afghanistan to bravely serve his country, not because he's "expendable." And perhaps it should be pointed out that it was Chris Cuomo's brother, Andrew, who entered politics and carried on the legacy of father and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Is Chris Cuomo's career in journalism, by extension, a reflection of the fact that he's "expendable?"
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Expendable? Yikes.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:36 PM   #48
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I would have said Prince Charles is expendable, but that's just me. Or Camilla

That was another great part of the special, the organic farmers who named their cows Charles and Camilla
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This whole thing is fucking ridiculous. You don't enlist in the army (not his trade, anyways) in order to sit around and do paperwork. You enlist to fight wars for your country (and Queen, in the case of Commonwealth nations). The bond between soldiers is something special, and when a man is treated differently from the rest, no matter what the reason, the entire unit suffers. They have handled the Prince being there for ten weeks, and would have been able to do so for another four. I agree with Harry that it's shameful that this went down the way it did, he should have been left where he was. I don't believe he was in any greater danger than he had been before the news broke, and the unit would have been uplifted had he stayed on and fought it out with his fellow soldiers.
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The reason that Harry is allowed to be in Afghanistan is because he's not the heir to the throne. William's not allowed to be there."
Never heard so much crap in my entire life. Im sure the jurno doesnt realise the severity of which Harry's death would of caused
1. To public opinon on the war on terror.
2. Public reaction towards the government.
3. Moral of the entire nation.
4. The royal family's reaction towards the government.

The list really does go on.
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Yeah, Harry's presence, noted by the public or not, in Afghanistan is massively effectual. The consequences and outcome potential is not to be underestimated.
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