Friday, February 29, 2008

Back In The Stirrups

You've probably heard about the dust-up caused by Matt Drudge revealing that Prince Harry was a squaddie in Afghanistan. My interest in England's royals is, statistically, zero-point-zero-zero. However, I did see this in a story about them pulling the fightin' Prince out of harm's way:

"Following a detailed assessment of the risks by the operational chain of command, the decision has been taken by Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, Chief of Defence Staff, in consultation with General Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff, to withdraw Prince Harry from Afghanistan immediately.' -UK Daily Mail

That's right. The Chief of Defence Staff is named, Sir Jock Stirrup. It's Friday afternoon, you're free to chuckle, soldier.

At ease.