I am aware.stessier wrote:That's not actually what he said. He said he was happy to get the front seat because he plays video games and can be useful with his thumbs. I'm not sure why that's such a big deal.GreenGoo wrote:British officer says shooting people like video games, film at 11.
I was trying to phrase it in the worst possible way so that even in that miscontext we can get some perspective on how "awful" it was.
It's a shame he used the word "joy", but whatever.
Not the best choice of words, but not the end of the world as we know it.Prince Harry wrote:It's a joy for me because I'm one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox, so with my thumbs I like to think I'm probably quite useful," Harry said.
The context is basically, I'm good at video games, the gunner's seat operates very similarly, I suspect/I am quite competent in that role.
The army uses video games to train soldiers for goodness sake. It was a dumb thing to say, but understandable and certainly not going to cause another 9/11. There are plenty of real reasons that the Taliban could use for recruitment reasons, and even if there weren't, they could make up shit that is way better than that. It's not like honesty is a Taliban trademark.