Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Llamas supplied by Halliburton

Here's one small humiliation the U.S. armed forces haven't undergone in Iraq--yet:

Channel 2 in Israel disclosed that several top military commanders wrote a letter to Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, the chief of staff, criticizing the war planning as chaotic and out of line with the combat training of the soldiers and officers. [Washington Post, Aug. 12, 2006]

One Israeli plan to use llamas to deliver supplies in the rugged terrain of south Lebanon turned into an embarrassment when the animals simply sat down.

The rest of this piece at Consortium News is a good blow-by-blow of what happens to international leaders who are still stupid enough to do what George Bush tells them to do.


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