September 29, 2003


A journalist friend currently in Iraq writes:

We were sitting around last night and worked out that:

• War journos in the ‘60s and ‘70s had South East Asia, which was full of babes, great food, and great adventure.

• The ‘80s were all about Central America, a place full of babes, good food and some adventure.

• The ‘90s had the Balkans which has some babes, bad food and not much adventure.

• But we're left with the Middle East, which has women you can't look at, awful food (with a few exceptions) and not enough adventure. Oh well.

I blame George W. Bush. I don’t know why, but it seems to be the thing to do, usually.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 29, 2003 04:32 AM

But it's got oooooiiiiiiiiillllll ....

Posted by: Scott at September 29, 2003 at 04:38 AM

Israel has babes. They could always go there on weekends...

Posted by: Michael J. Totten at September 29, 2003 at 05:20 AM

But can they get back into Iraq with the Israeli visa stamp in their passport?

Posted by: Lola Lee at September 29, 2003 at 08:06 AM

Well, Iraq's got good-looking men and the Arabs have never been too particular who they fuck with - they'll even do it with journos.

Posted by: Freddyboy at September 29, 2003 at 08:20 AM

Maybe it's my hiperactive hormones speaking, but i just can't believe a real man would say the Balkans have just "some" babes. It's FULL of 'em. And the middle east it's far behind either...Expecially those hot Persian babes...*wipes drool from chin*

Posted by: madne0 at September 29, 2003 at 10:17 AM

Just make sure you don't get the ugly camel!!

Posted by: slatts at September 29, 2003 at 11:31 AM

More adventure? Maybe Saddam Hussein's underground could blow the heads of a few more of these turkeys and give the rest of them a thrill.

Don't they get R&R in Bangkok or somewhere? Otherwise, they just have to survive the way the troops do. Nobody said it was going to be a picnic. At least they have the option of leaving.

Posted by: Max at September 29, 2003 at 12:33 PM

Israel is loaded with chicks as hot as you'll find anywhere (I'm not just saying that cos i'm a rabid zionist either!). Although they sure know howto throw a mans ego in the gutter.

Posted by: DeadED at September 29, 2003 at 02:13 PM

The trouble with those Israeli chicks is that they ARE rabid Zionists. Sex and politics in bed just don't mix.

Posted by: Max at September 29, 2003 at 04:25 PM

just make sure you get out before it's your turn in the barrel

Posted by: tinman at September 29, 2003 at 04:33 PM

Venezuela has lots of oil, an insane tinpot dictator, and the highest per capita Miss Universe winners of any country in the world. Clearly we should have in invaded there instead...

Posted by: Tim Shell at September 29, 2003 at 05:37 PM

Let's bring two of Bush's policy objectives together. First, let's "liberate" some sex slaves, then take the ones who actually want to be prostitutes because of the financial reward and send them to Hotel Palestine in Baghdad. That will keep the media a lot happier, and we will get more optimistic journalism from Iraq, thus solidifying popular support for Bush, Blair, and John Howard.

Posted by: RF at September 30, 2003 at 05:20 AM