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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:16 AM
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Biting Humor from the Onion: "Operation Desert Santa"
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 11:18 AM by Sparkly
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/56648

Christmas Brought to Iraq By Force
BAGHDAD, IRAQOn almost every corner in Iraq's capital city, carolers are singing, trees are being trimmed, and shoppers are rushing home with their packagesall under the watchful eye of U.S. troops dedicated to bringing the magic of Christmas to Iraq by force.

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"Why am I supposed to feel joy for the world?" said 34-year-old Baghdad mechanic Hassan al-Ajili as he stood in line for his mandatory visit with Santa. "My country is still at war. I need an American identification card to get anywhere in my own city. Now, for some reason, men with machine guns have placed two rows of jingling antlered pigs on the roof of our house. This is insane."


Funny, but sadly ringing with elements too close to the truth.
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The Count Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:20 AM
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1. Cue in Mr Garrison singing Merry F*ing Christmas!
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 11:21 AM
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2. Peace on earth, good will to men? Not if Bush can help it!
"Salvation and Eighth Army detachments will be stationed on every corner by Christmas Eve to make sure that every last Iraqi citizen spends the holiday at home, with family."
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