Thursday, December 21, 2006

Going off the rails

Here's some good news from Iraq. Americans handed over security to Iraqi forces in Najaf. And ain't no party like a Najaf security forces party.
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.

The ceremony marked the shifting of responsibility for security in Najaf province to Iraqi forces, and was attended by U.S. and Iraqi dignitaries, including Iraqi national security advisor Mowaffak Rubaie.
As we all know, freedom is untidy. I just hope that some of that $170,000,000,000 is used to buy some Bon Ami.


Smitty said...

The fact that you put the Ozzy pic on there was the perfect punctuation for this piece. Hilarious. Great title, too.

We did some cold-weather and mountain warfare training at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Northern Cali. We did trap, skin and eat a rabbit as part of said training. We also cooked said rabbit.

S.W. Anderson said...

Gee, if that's the ceremony when our troops turn over security duty in Najaf, I hate to think what's to follow when our troops finally turn security of the whole country over. Human sacrifices?

Hey, could Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice be guests of honor?

Thrillhous said...

I"m totally with Smitty on this one (the Ozzy pic, not the rabbit; that's just plain gross).