May 27, 2006

What not to wear

Iraq, as our Dear Leader and his Faithful Ally tell us, is well on its way top becoming a peaceful, stable beacon of democracy. With a fashion police that does't believe in taking prisoners...

THE coach of the Iraqi national tennis team and two of his players were shot dead in Baghdad, apparently for wearing shorts, in a district where Islamic radicals have started to enforce brutal, Taleban-style law.

Hussein Ahmed Rashid was shot at close range with two of his players, Nasser Ali Hatem and Wissam Adel Auda, in the al-Saidiyah neighbourhood, a national Olympic Committee official said.

One of the players, wearing shorts, had left the car to drop off some items at a laundry. When he returned to the vehicle, gunmen in a grey saloon car swerved and blocked the players’ car, witnesses said.

Three men in civilian clothes surrounded the car and ordered the passengers to get out. When they refused, one of the men produced a revolver and shot the players. The coach sat helplessly in the back while the assailants dragged out the players’ bodies and dumped them in the road. Then one of the assailants cocked a handgun and shot the coach in the head.

Of course, isn't it just like us libruls to not write about all the Iraqi tennis players who weren't shot for wearing shorts?

Posted by mayor mcsleaze at May 27, 2006 09:12 AM

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