Sunday, November 27, 2005

Congressman Roll Over in Iraq

It's not even safe to be a Congressman in Iraq these days:
NEW YORK The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph was apparently the first newspaper to carry news today that a military vehicle carrying U.S. politicians overturned on the way to the Baghdad airport on Saturday and injured two members of Congress.

The source was a Georgia congressman unhurt in the accident, Rep. Jim Marshall.

[...]

The accident reminded Marshall of his first trip to Iraq with Skelton, when Marshall voiced concerns on the dangers of the high-speed driving strategy aimed at getting dignitaries safely through treacherous territory.

"It's so odd to me that I said, 'Shoot, this is more dangerous than the terrorists,' and dang if we don't flip over," Marshall said.
Sure, we have enough troops in Iraq to make the place safe. In fact, we have so many troops that we are still doing Kamikaze runs to the airport down the middle fo the road in hopes of dodging any IED's or mortars. Great strategy.