Makes you want to drive your Hemi to Hillah
June 7, 2004 5:39 PM   Subscribe

Iraqis Paying 5 Cents a Gallon for Gas. I always wondered how much it cost to keep bulletproof, armored Hummers running.
posted by mathowie (12 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: jesus, I didn't see the original, I swear.

posted by namespan at 5:42 PM on June 7, 2004

I wanted to do that, namespan. Harumph.
posted by punishinglemur at 5:42 PM on June 7, 2004

probably would have been more appropriate, given your name, too.
posted by namespan at 5:44 PM on June 7, 2004

This one's a keeper.
posted by y2karl at 5:47 PM on June 7, 2004

The administrator will now have to hope himself.
posted by PrinceValium at 5:53 PM on June 7, 2004

Oh, please Matt, tell us it's a clever joke, or satire, or something, ...

My whole frame of reference is collapsing around me.
posted by daveg at 5:53 PM on June 7, 2004

Bastards! Their country. Their oil. How dare they!
posted by at 5:58 PM on June 7, 2004

hee hee hee!
haw haw haw!
posted by quonsar at 5:59 PM on June 7, 2004

From the second, unrepeated link:

We don't intend to go in wholesale. There's no doubt we could clear Fallujah out, but to what end?" asked Col. Larry Brown, an operations officer with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force camped outside the city. "We measure progress in small steps. We prefer to bring them back into the fold slowly. It is a good sign that Iraqis are handling their problems."

"Inevitably, if we went in, there would be a lot of collateral damage. People would defend their homes. We would only go as a last resort," Brown said.

You know, does anyone here ever wonder how this logic didn't prevail before we invaded Iraq?
posted by weston at 6:01 PM on June 7, 2004

Wow -- same headline and everything. Odd.
posted by reklaw at 6:18 PM on June 7, 2004

weston: cause now war is war and peace is peace, before war was peace and peace was war. Also, the elections are coming.

In related news, Matt was found running in circles in a endless loop around his computer. Doctors say it is a rare condition caused by catastrophical logic failure ; as Matt broke the rule, the rule immediately become obsolete, as he makes the rules and has the power to make them obsolete. But Matt being the rulemaker, breaking rules made him the rulebreaker, but if the rule was made obsolete the instant Matt broke it, then Matt become a rulebreaker without effectively breaking rules, because the rule was obsolete. But he can't be rulemaker and breaker at the same time, therefore Matt neither rules nor breaks.

The logical contradiction caused Matt to enter in a logic loop which excuses his doublepost.
posted by elpapacito at 6:22 PM on June 7, 2004


Irregardless, we must now get back to normalcy.
posted by schlaager at 6:26 PM on June 7, 2004

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