'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Good-Natured Xenophobia 

So, apparently, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thinks that these guys

look a lot like these guys

From the American Forces Press Service:

Marine Gen. Peter Pace met thousands of U.S. servicemembers during a swing through Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan Nov. 20-24. [ ... ] Pace visited troops in Forward Operating Base Salerno, Kandahar, Kabul and Bagram in Afghanistan. He also met with servicemembers at Kharsi-Khanabad Air Base in Uzbekistan and Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan.

Pace was impressed by the joint and combined teams that commanders have put together in Afghanistan. "Many times he said the bases reminded him of the bar scene in Star Wars, with servicemembers of every service and many different nationalities working together," [Pace's spokeswoman] said.

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