It’s a hell of a day when I find myself in agreement with the Taliban, but there you go.
Taliban leaders have fired back at Prince Harry over the royal’s comments that piloting a helicopter in Afghanistan, where he says he killed insurgents during his recent tour of duty, is like playing a video game.
The royal, who co-piloted an Apache helicopter during his 20-week tour, made the comparison in an interview broadcast by the BBC Monday night.
“It’s a joy for me because I’m one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox,” the 28-year-old said. “So with my thumbs I like to think I’m probably quite useful.”
The Taliban did not appreciate the comparison.
“This statement is not even worth condemning. It is worse than that,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told London’s Telegraph. “To describe the war in Afghanistan as a game demeans anyone—especially a prince, who is supposed to be made of better things.”
Mujahid continued: “It shows the lack of understanding, of knowledge. It shows they are unfamiliar with the situation and shows why they are losing. … It’s not a game. It’s very, very real.”
To much inbreeding and too much self-entitled stupidity. A clear argument for why an independent Scotland should be a republic, I’d say.