Sunday, March 09, 2003[posted by jaed at 11:33 AM]
"The thralls surrender!"
The Sunday Mirror reports that Iraqi soldiers have already attempted to surrender, mistakenly thinking the war had started already and wanting to get in at the head of the line. It took them some trouble, too:
The Iraqis found a way across the fortified border, which is sealed off with barbed-wire fencing, watchtowers and huge trenches.A couple of thoughts:
- I hope the British didn't make a terrible mistake sending them back and that they won't face reprisals.
- Those journalists our army has been taking out for training - is "accepting surrenders" part of the course? (I'm about half serious here. Remember the Iraqi tank crew, I think it was, that tried to surrender to the BBC during the Gulf War? It might very well happen, and it's not a bad idea to provide some advice on what to do if it does.)
And geek points to anyone who names the source of the headline. (Not a bad analogy, now that I think about it, minus the harnesses of course.)