July 12th, 2007


you've got to laugh, haven't you?

Just to prove - as if proof were needed - that even in the worst situations we're never more than a hair's breadth from complete absurdity, the British Army has been accused of unleashing a plague of ferocious badgers in Basra.
What I like most about this story - and there's a lot to like about it - is the quote from Major Mike Shearer, who goes down in British military history as the only officer ever to say, "We can categorically state that we have not released any man-eating badgers into the area."
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