How the Washington Post Hates America
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson labeled the British media's embargo on reporting Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan, "A Conspiracy Fit for a Prince."
Tell me how this was an issue of national security? It was an issue of personal security, to be sure. But the war effort would hardly have been crippled if some other second lieutenant had taken Harry's place in the badlands of Helmand province. [ . . . ]
The only reason for the media's atypical restraint was to make it possible for the prince to go to war, which is something he really wanted to do. He has been quoted as saying that his stint in Afghanistan was the only time in his life he had felt like a normal person.
Mr. Robinson just doesn't get it. If a nation's elites also participate in the risks of military service, they demonstrate to the nation that the military action is necessary. Hence the considerable cynicism in the United States that Jenna Bush's fiance, Henry Hager, has chosen not to Be A Man! Enlist!.
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