Saturday, July 03, 2004

I don't care if there are 72 virgins waiting for me!

Last week, on the local news, it was reported that "there's a new weapon in the war against terrorism: suicide bombings."

W-w-what?! You're using my tax dollars to train soldiers to strap on backpacks full of explosives, stroll into Iraqi encampments, and detonate themselves?

Not hardly! What we have here is a horribly written tagline by a news copywriter who needs to retake English 101. What he (or she) might have said instead was that there's a new weapon that threatens our forces in the war against terrorism.

I would have felt sorry for the news anchor who had to read it, but I doubt that she even knew what she was saying.


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