Sunday, July 08, 2007

Quiz: What is wrong with this story

The story is running at the top of the Yahoo News page at this moment: July 8, 2007, 7:15 pm:
Violent weekend in Iraq kills over 220
By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer
(2 hours, 31 minutes ago)

BAGHDAD - Prominent Shiite and Sunni politicians called on Iraqi civilians to take up arms to defend themselves after a weekend of violence that claimed more than 220 lives, including 60 who died Sunday in a surge of bombings and shootings around Baghdad.
The calls reflect growing frustration with the inability of Iraqi security forces to prevent extremist attacks.
The weekend deaths included two American soldiers — one killed Sunday in a suicide bombing on the western outskirts of Baghdad and another who died in combat Saturday in Salahuddin province north of the capital, the U.S. command said. Three soldiers were wounded in the Sunday blast.
Sunday's deadliest attack occurred when a bomb struck a truckload of newly recruited Iraqi soldiers on the outskirts of Baghdad, killing 15 and wounding 20, a police official at the nearest police station said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
Also Sunday, two car bombs exploded near simultaneously in Baghdad's mostly Shiite Karradah district, killing eight people. The first detonated at 10:30 a.m. near a closed restaurant, destroying stalls and soft drink stands. Two passers-by were killed and eight wounded, a police official said.
Story like this makes me glad I'm not French.
Cuz, sheeeeeit, if a weekend can kill that many po' mofo's, an' de froggies git a extra coupla hours o'weekend, what could a 5-week vacation do? A dude could get him ASS shot off just takin' him time!!! Was I in charge, nobody ever get another mofo weekend ever, til they stop killin folks, dig?
See all them Iraqi dudes sayin" "Put me back to WORK, MoFos. I don' NEED no muthafuckin weekend! I be workin' ALL the time, 24/7/265.
You think they got bombs scheduled in Iraq?
Like, weekdays, it's ieds and efcs for the gis, but it's truck bombs and car bombs on weekends for the civilians?
The point is, there ain't no motherfuckin weekend ever killed anygoddambody.
And it's not like Yahoo News doesn't have space for better, less "nobody-did-it" headlines

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