January 20, 2005

Job Opportunies for Bluepers In Iraq

Lance Frizzell, a 2nd Lt Medical Platoon Leader with the Tennessee National Guard 278th Regimental Combat Team, currently serving in Northern Iraq posts an employment ad at:

Lance in Iraq: Wanted: Human Shields

Back in January '03, you may remember a group of Western liberals who volunteered to go to Iraq as human shields in case the US enforced UN resolutions that Saddam violated. Key graf:

"...they are willing to put themselves in the firing line should US and British forces bomb Iraq. They plan to identify potential bombing targets such as power stations and bridges and act as human shields to protect them."

Well, I think I have just the job for these globe-travelers: Iraq Election Poll Worker. They are familiar with the terrain and people, they have a self-professed desire to help and they seem very articulate. However, their biggest asset is bravery. If they are willing to hunker down between Coalition Forces and a bridge, standing between a foreign terrorist and a polling precinct should be no big deal. Any takers?

I've sort of lost track of the much-reported-on 'human shields.' I suppose they're off somewhere resting between gigs with the 'grief counselors.' Can somebody dig these people up and toss them on a plane?

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I suppose they're off somewhere resting between gigs with the 'grief counselors.'

Yes, it would give them purpose. Someone in the UK once noted that when WWII broke out, psychiatrists' offices emptied.

Posted by: P.A. Breault at January 20, 2005 9:27 AM

One of them became a Guardian reporter who faked reports... Benjamin Joffe-Walt who sexed up his eye-witness account of the "apparently fatal beating administered to Chinese democracy activist Lu Banglie." (Private Eye 1144)

Posted by: Wendy Wrangham at November 2, 2005 7:29 AM
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