Showtime At The Basra Apollo
Apparently there is a cadre of enemy combatants teaming with a gaggle of horribly unfunny comedians to cause trouble in Iraq:
"British and Iraqi troops set out Wednesday on an ambitious mission to pacify the southern city of Basra, root out its corrupt police and help the residents rebuild. Some 2,300 Iraqi army troops and 1,000 British soldiers are taking part in 'Operation Sinbad,' with another 2,000 British troops deployed in the surrounding area, said British forces spokesman Maj. Charlie Burbridge."
No word from the British government on whether or not the soldiers busted into terrorist hideouts screaming, "We here to partaaaaay."
Unrelated Soccer Quote of the Afternoon: From the Champions League Gamecast of the Liverpool v. Galatasaray fixture: "Alonso and Gerrard play it short before clipping a ball in aimed at the lanky frame of Crouch." At least they didn't call him a beanpole this time.