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Friday, June 22, 2007

The Mess We've Made

As if the escalating casualty count coming from Iraq isn't bad enough, the Museum Of Hoaxes provides us with a recap of some of the newest Iraqi Urban Legends as revealed by a recent Stars and Stripes article:

  • U.S. troops eat children
  • U.S. servicemembers use poison-tainted bullets
  • Americans peek through women's clothing with X-ray sunglasses
  • Americans' berets are dyed with blood
  • Americans have a "cold pill" that they take so they do not get too hot in their gear

  • But the most frightening element to the story is that "belief in the legends seems to be getting worse because, now that we've driven most of the educated middle class out of the country the remaining population is likely to be unschooled and susceptible to the distortions."
    || JM, 12:05 AM


    Bush has given them all the "fuel" they need for propaganda like this. We will be years restoring our reputation, if ever.

    Blogger Liz, at 12:42 PM  

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