Wednesday, October 08, 2003
RUMSFELD CLAIMS IRAQI SOLDIERS RAN WITH SCISSORS
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today listed a series of alleged Iraqi breaches of the Geneva Convention on the rules of warfare during the recent invasion of Iraq.
Rumsfeld said "Iraqi soldiers resisted invasion,defended themselves and, most seriously, ran with scissors".
The Defence Secretary went on to say "all these are a clear violation of the Geneva Convention as we understand it and furthermore running with scissors is also a blatant violation of teachers conventions".
Responding to press incredulity and ridicule on the last charge Rumsfeld replied "its funny until somebody loses an eye!".
DISCLAIMER: This, off course, didn't actually happen per se but neither did the moon landing - so we're even.