Good news from Iraq

Submitted by Cecil on 8/22/06 at 4:23 PM. ( )

In the southwestern outskirts of Baghdad, not far from the airport, the presence of American soldiers has had at least one unexpected benefit. It has fostered the revival of a nearly extinct species of partridge.

The black partridge (francolinus francolinus) were almost hunted into extinction in the Saddam years by Iraqi sportsmen-hunters. But these days, that part of Baghdad is under U.S. military protection it adjoins the largest military base in Iraq and any Iraqi wielding a gun is liable to be tossed in jail on suspicion of being a terrorist. So no hunters dare go there, and the birds have made a strong comeback.,00.html

Yippee! Bush's invasion has saved the black partridge! Who cares if over a 100 people die ever day there since we invaded. Get the 12 guage we're goin hunting! But for God's sakes don't invite Cheney!

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I believe the...

This response submitted by marty on 8/22/06 at 4:32 PM. ( )

...WMD's are tucked under the wings of all those birds!

Hey, that isn't THAT far-fetched of an idea. I believe it was WWII we were considering using pigeons with small bombs attached to them to bomb the Japanese. I forget why they didn't go through with it - maybe PETA existed back then? Or maybe (if I remember correctly) they couldn't figure out a way to release them? George?

what were fighting

This response submitted by ! on 8/22/06 at 5:46 PM. ( )

Everyone seems to be wondering why Muslim terrorists are so quick to commit suicide.

Let's see now. . . . .

No Jesus

No Christmas

No television

No cheerleaders

No baseball

No football

No hockey

No golf

No tailgate parties

No Wal-Mart

No Home Depot

No pork BBQ

No hot dogs

No burgers

No chocolate chip cookies

No lobster

No shellfish, or even frozen fish sticks

No gumbo

No jambalaya

No Beer

Rags for clothes and towels for hats.

Constant wailing from the guy next-door because he's sick and there are no doctors.

Constant wailing from the guy in the tower.

More than one wife.

You can't shave.

Your wives can't shave.

You can't shower to wash off the smell of donkey cooked over burning camel dung.

The women have to wear baggy dresses

and veils at all times.

Your bride is picked by someone else.

She smells just like your donkey.

But your donkey has a better disposition.

Then they tell you that when you die it all gets better!

I mean, really, is there a mystery here?

No Beer?

This response submitted by Dave on 8/22/06 at 9:16 PM. ( )

That's enough right there to make up my mind!

I'd never make it as a muslim

This response submitted by Cecil on 8/22/06 at 10:17 PM. ( )

Life is a gift not a curse. For God's sake why make yourself miserable?

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