Tuesday, February 01, 2005

The Plastic Ones Don't Fight Back

You know that the US is doing well in the war on terrorism when stuff like this happens. A group calling themselves the Mujahedeen Brigades claimed to have captured an American soldier. To prove this, they posted a photo on the web showing a "stiff and expressionless" male soldier "wearing desert fatigues and seated on a concrete floor with his hands tied behind his back." Fortunately, the Pentagon has reported that no soldier is missing. It gets better: in a bit of dark irony, the "hostage" was really an action figure. Pics of the toy itself, as well as the hostage photo (the gun pointed at his head looks like a toy as well), are on Drudge. You can't make this stuff up, folks.

UPDATE: Power Line is having a field day with this, Wizbang appears to have broken the story and is now tearing apart the Associated Press for not catching this (the Trackbacks for them are unreal), and I 've found a good link for photos. Everyone at the AP needs to remember to visit their optometrists regularly. Sheesh.

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