Thursday, March 06, 2008
The Harry Wales antidote
Mike Hume of Spiked: "There is an assumption that, in contrast to the debacle in Iraq, the conflict in Afghanistan is Britain and America’s ‘good war’, launched after the 9/11 terror attacks on America. Yet the Afghan War rather well symbolises the incoherence and lack of purpose in the West’s ‘war on terror’. Those pictures of Prince Harry firing his machine gun into the desert brought to my mind once more Conrad’s description, in The Heart of Darkness, of a French warship blindly ‘firing into a Continent’ off the coast of colonial Africa."