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Thursday, July 12, 2007

I'm sure I'm not the only rubbing his eyes over this story, Giant man-eating badgers stalk Basra:
now a plague of giant man-eating badgers are stalking the streets of Basra at
night according to residents.
The city, already prey to a nasty turf war
between rival militia factions, has now been gripped by a scary rumour that the
giant animals are attacking humans
Of course, out-of-control badgers are not a new topic on this blog.
But to be serious again, what's the real cause here:

Scientists have speculated that the badgers' numbers are on the increase because of efforts to reflood the marshlands north of Basra that Saddam Hussein had drained to quell insurgency among Shia Marsh Arabs.

So, to sum up, Saddam caused the problem, and the Coalitions redemptive measures leave much to be desired. I’ve got a feeling that line has a familiar ring to it . . .
To wrap up, Via NRO, there's this strangeness. Huh?



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