From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog: Perhaps if they wore red coats?

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Perhaps if they wore red coats?

No More Mister Nice Blog points out one of the more disturbing aspects of this Times of London story about problems with friendly fire in Iraq.

The best part? The reason this is happening:

US commanders were so worried that their men were shooting at the British because they failed to recognise the Union Jack or other distinguishing military markings that, in an unprecedented move, they asked the British Army to supply vehicles, men and flags to teach their soldiers what their allies looked like....

Jesus Christ in a chariot driven sidecar don't know what the BRITISH FLAG looks like? Combined with the "Shoot first" attitude the article alludes to, one has to wonder about how many of these incidents we're not hearing about because they're not being reported. With friends like this...