Taliban: Prince Harry has 'mental problems' for comparing war to video games

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com  |  Jan. 22, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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Prince Harry, who returned from a four-month deployment to Afghanistan Monday, conducted a series of interviews with the British press in which the young royal apologized for his nudie adventures in Vegas, Kate Middleton's pregnancy and killing militants. But it was Harry's comments comparing war to video games that really touched a nerve with the Taliban, who surmised Tuesday that the prince had developed "mental problems."

In one video from The Guardian, Harry said that firing his Apache attack helicopter's weapons system was "a joy for me because I’m one of those people that loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs I like to think I’m probably quite useful -- if you ask the guys I thrash them at FIFA the whole time."

"There are 49 countries with their powerful military failing in the fight against the mujahideen, and now this prince comes and compares this war with his games, PlayStation or whatever he calls it," a Taliban spokesman responded.

"We don't take his comments very seriously, as we have all seen and heard that many foreign soldiers, occupiers who come to Afghanistan, develop some kind of mental problems on their way out," he added.

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