Prince Harry defies military language with ‘Taliban’ confession: Piers Morgan
Prince Harry is receiving criticism for mentioning his killings in Afghanistan while in the military.
A British journalist calls the Duke of Sussex naive for bringing up the controversial biography topic.
He writes for The Sun: “It’s probably the most famous motto in British military history, which makes it all the more inexplicable as Prince Harry doesn’t seem to know it.
“For if he had, surely he wouldn’t have been so incredibly stupid to brag in his book about killing 25 Taliban in Afghanistan and dehumanizing them as ‘chess pieces’ and not as real people?
Piers adds: “As soon as I read that excerpt in Harry Spare’s book, I winced.
“Coming from a military family – my brother and brother-in-law were both army colonels who fought in various wars, including Afghanistan – I knew that was just not the way soldiers talked in public about killing enemy combatants.
“I also knew, like anyone with half a brain, that it would unleash exactly the kind of diplomatic fury we’ve seen since, with first the Taliban and now Iran using Harry’s apparent contempt for human life to justify and excuse their own disdain for human life,” he notes.