Saturday, December 23, 2006


Just in case you're still wondering Why We Fight, there's this ceremony (not open to the general public) that took place in Najaf on Wednesday to mark the turnover of security responsibilities to Iraqi forces, a first for the newly catastrophic country.

Highlights, courtesy of The Los Angeles Times:
As U.S. commanders and guests watched, the burly commandos in dark green T-shirts began taking bites out of the frogs.

One man knelt, placed the rabbit belly-up on his lap, and cut it open with his military knife. He screamed as he bit the rabbit's heart, then handed the carcass to his companions, who began gnawing away, blood flowing down their cheeks.

I hesitate to imagine what they served at the reception following.

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