The British army denies it has released man eating badgers in Iraq.
"We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area," said British military spokesman Major Mike Shearer."
Glad they've cleared that up then.
Yank: We're bringing democracy to Iraq!
Brit: Oh. Sorry, we thought you said we were bringing man-eating badgers to Iraq!
Yank: Why the heck would we do that?
Brit: Well, it made as much sense as your reasons for invading in the first place...
Yank: God damn it! We clearly stated that our plan was "Step 1: Invade Iraq. Step 2: ? Step 3: Profit!"
Brit: Ah. It's a bit embarrassing really.
Yank: Who ever heard of "Step 1: Release Man-eating Badgers. Step 2: ? Step 3: Profit!"??!!!
Brit: You're quite right. That doesn't make any sense at all.
Flashback: Adventurerering in protesting. Lord Mattresshammer and my efforts to thwart the invasion of Iraq. Feb22 2002. You can see, from the colour of my undies, my support for UN lead options. You can also see, from the perenially positioned tear just how old those cut-off army pants of doom (TM) were. Erg.
And a bit over five years later the US Congress has put through a third vote to pull troops out by early April 2008. I think it is obvious to point out that if only they'd paid attention to our cardboard peace shaken that they wouldn't be in this horrible mess.
Suggested reading: "Generation Kill" by Evan Wright (which I see is being made into a minseries )
"One Bullet Away" by Nathaniel Fick, who was the lieutenant of the 1st Marine Recon platoon that was the subject of Generation Kill.