It’s been more than a year since I did one of these “Onion or AP” bits, and I have to admit that I’ve given up on reading The Onion because it’s virtually indistinguishable from CNN these days. But then I came across a story on BBC News the other day that boggled my mind. Is it this one?:
Thousands More Dead In Continuing Iraq Victory
Statistics released by the Department Of Defense estimated that 2,937 U.S. troops and over 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died in the ongoing American military victory in Iraq.
"Victory deaths are at a higher level than we had anticipated, yes," Gen. George Casey, Jr. said at a press conference shortly after the figures were released. "But one of the crucial lessons of our Vietnam experience is that a victory, in order to remain victorious, can't be abandoned halfway through, or in the case of Iraq, one-eighth of the way through."
Or this one?:
British blamed for Basra badgers
British forces have denied rumours that they released a plague of ferocious badgers into the Iraqi city of Basra.
Word spread among the populace that UK troops had introduced strange man-eating, bear-like beasts into the area to sow panic.
Onion or AP-- er, BBC?
Now I need a drink.
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