Monday, July 11, 2005

Long Beards

The US military announced today that 4 prisoners escaped from the Bagram Base Detention Center in Afghanistan. So naturally, a big man hunt is underway to try and recapture the escapees. Meanwhile, they've put out the word so people can spot the escaped prisoners. Now pay close attention to the official announcement on what to keep an eye out for: men with short hair and long beards.

Short hair and long beards?! Doesn't this description make pretty much the entire adult male population of Afghanistan suspect?

Then again, "long beards" more or less constitutes the criteria used to stuff people into Guantanamo and Bagram bases in the first place, now wasn't it?