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."