Monday, August 18, 2003

The Guardian reports that members of the US Army's 4th Infantry brigade in Tikrit are planning to put up pictures of Saddam Hussein's face superimposed on the bodies of Hollywood actresses Veronica Lake and Zsa Zsa Gabor, as well as Elvis and punk rocker Billy Idol.

The pics have been downloaded from this site.

One of the soldiers responsible for this act of blatant provocation explained the rationale. "Most of the locals will love 'em and they'll be laughing. But the bad guys are going to be upset, which will just make it easier for us to know who they are," he said.

I'm sure the families of the servicemen who are killed by Iraqis who take offence at the posters will also be laughing their heads off, especially since there have been reports for months about hostility in Tikrit towards coalition forces.


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