05 September 2010

Those darned Iraqis

-- BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi reality television program broadcast during Ramadan has been planting fake bombs in celebrities’ cars, having an Iraqi army checkpoint find them and terrifying the celebrities into thinking that they are headed for maximum security prison.
The punch-line here, apparently... is that these folks are then threatened with execution.

So, unless I'm missing something here... the same nation that claimed to have been collectively traumatised by Abu-Ghraib... has turned that dynamic into a little light after-dinner entertainment?

Ohhhh-kay... that's one more destination struck off the ol' vacation list.

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FROM THE TIMES COMMENTS:
"This is the sort of thing that would do quite well here in Germany. Substitute 'bomb' for 'unsorted recyclables' however."


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