29 February 2008
Prince Harry in Afghanistan

So, the news blackout on Prince Harry’s deployment in Afghanistan has been broken.  But, I wonder, should it ever have been there in the first place?

The argument seems to be that if the Taliban knew that he was there they would make a special effort to try to kill him and that, therefore, his men (who are apparently much more important than him) would be put at risk.

How thoughtful.

Maybe, maybe, but should the Taliban rise to the bait wouldn’t it put their men at risk too?  And isn’t getting the Taliban to bend their whole strategy out of shape exactly what we want?

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