Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Tactical Utility of Playing Cards

From Metro UK News:

First they were given packs of playing cards showing Saddam Hussein and his most-wanted henchmen.

Now US troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan have been issued with another deck showing important archaeological sites – so they do not destroy them.

Safety first...
The 40,000 packs of cards are designed to keep sites such as the Ctesiphon Arch, a ruin in Iraq from the ancient city of Mesopotamia, safe.

Let's hope it works, but what to do if a band of terrorists run into the Nabi Yunis Mosque, and proceed to use it as a forward operating base?

I guess we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

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