Granny Rant
Friday, November 28, 2003
 
::: Baghdad Donkeys ... Al Qaeda Operatives? :::

In recent weeks, Guerrilla Donkeys have come under greater scrutiny in George Bush's
War On Terror.

U. S. Troops are being accused of "species profiling" and donkeys are being subjected
to unlawful search and seizure. Granny suspects this new outrage to be the result of
the latest amendment to the "Animal Patriot Act."

Gas station owners are refusing to sell them fuel. Donkeys are being searched
for weapons ... no lawyer (except with taping of privileged conversations
between a donkey and his lawyer), no phone call to family, no charges filed for
months and brutal animal cruelty ... donkeys have been heard braying into the
Cuban night!


What a shame to dash donkey hopes for a new, democratic Iraq delivered
by the heroic American liberators. It is a disgrace, and I, for one will be writing
my Congressman!

[...]
The animals salivate and wheeze with exhaustion as they pull their owners and heavy loads across the potholed streets of the Iraqi capital in a desperate search for kerosene.
[...]
"When they see us ride by, they call us terrorists. They accuse us of being Saddam's guerrillas and causing all of the security problems in Iraq," Hikmat Sabeeh said.

"We had nothing to do with the rocket attacks."
[...]
Ali Kathim woke up two days after the rocket attacks to find his donkey was missing.

"My friends said they saw the Americans take my donkey away," he said. "I have not been able to work for four days. I just sit around. I don't know if I will get the donkey back."
[...]


There is a chill in the Baghdad air as many suspect some donkeys are being
transported to Guantanamo Bay for interrogation. All of Baghdad is in a
chaotic frenzy with concern for these gentle, innocent "illegal combatants."

[...]
"When they see us ride by, they call us terrorists. They accuse us of being Saddam's guerrillas and causing all of the security problems in Iraq," Hikmat Sabeeh said.
[...]


A dark shadow is creeping across Iraq as a new terror is whispered on the wind.

[...]
Donkeys are not alone. Horses also face new checks.
[...]
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Oh no, Mr. Bill, not horses too!

OK, if the clown car slows down by any appreciable margin, I suggest you bail.
I know I plan to do so. An now for something completely different:
"She'll be comin 'round the mountain .... here she comes, here she comes."


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