Saturday, July 4, 2009

"Forced To Fight"?

Perhaps the poorest choice of words in the first sentence of a newspaper article, ever:

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, July 3 -- Taliban insurgents stepped up attacks Friday against U.S. Marines in southern Afghanistan's Helmand River valley, forcing troops in some areas to spend the day fighting instead of carrying out plans to meet with residents and local leaders.

Marines? Forced to fight? I'm sure they're disappointed.


"Awww, Sarge! Do we have to?"

From The Washington Post by Rajiv Chandrasekaran (no link 'cause I'm Blackberrying)

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