April 07, 2003

GET BUSY, you lazy Republican

GET BUSY, you lazy Republican Guardsmen! Those infidels won't repel themselves, you know:

What has happened to the Iraqi army? And, indeed, to much of the six Republican Guard divisions – originally totalling 60,000 or 70,000 men? Many experts believe they have discarded their uniforms and gone home. Reports from Baghdad indicate they may be sitting in cafés.

UPDATE. David Gillies writes from Costa Rica:

The 'elite' Republican Guard sitting around in cafes while a conquering army rampages about their capital city? How very ... French of them.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 7, 2003 03:02 PM