From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000
posted 12-22-2004 10:01 AM
Marine In Iraq
> Anchors Dan Rather and Peter Jennings, NPR
> Reporter Cokie Roberts, along with a U.S. Marine
> assigned to protect them were hiking through the
> Iraq desert one day when they were captured by
> Iraqis.They were tied up, led to a village, and
> brought before the leader.
> The leader said, "I am familiar with your
> western custom of granting the condemned a last
> wish; so, before we kill and dismember you, do you
> have any last requests?"
> Dan Rather said, "Well, I'm a Texan; so I'd
> like one last bowlful of hot spicy chili." The
> leader nodded to an underling who left and returned
> with the chili. Rather ate it all and said, "Now I
> can die content."
> Peter Jennings said, "I am Canadian, so I'd
> like to hear the song 'O Canada' one last time." The
> leader nodded to a terrorist who had studied the
> Western world and knew the music. He returned with
> some rag-tag musicians and played the anthem.
> Jennings sighed and declared he could now die
> Cokie Roberts said, "I'm a reporter to the
> end. I want to take out my tape recorder and
> describe the scene here and what's about to
> happen.Maybe someday someone will hear it and know
> that I was on the job till the end."
> The leader directed an aide to hand over the
> tape recorder and Roberts dictated some comments.
> She then said, "Now I can die happy."
> The leader turned and said, "And now, Mr.
> U.S.Marine, what is your final wish?"
> "Kick me in the ass," said the Marine.
> "What?" asked the leader. "Will you mock us
> in your last hour?"
> "No, I'm not kidding. I want you to kick me
> in the ass," insisted the Marine. So the leader
> shoved him into the open, and kicked him in the ass.
> The Marine went sprawling, but rolled to his
> knees, pulled a 9mm pistol from inside his cammies,
> and shot the leader dead. In the resulting
> confusion, he leapt to his knapsack, pulled out his
> M4 carbine, and sprayed the Iraqis with gunfire. In
> a flash, all the Iraqis were either dead or fleeing
> for their lives.
> As the Marine was untying Rather, Jennings,
> and Roberts, they asked him, "Why didn't you just
> shoot them? Why did you ask them to kick you in the
> "What," replied the Marine, "and have you
> three *******s call me the aggressor?"
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