The Critical 'I'

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003

GREEN IN THE DESERT?
desertwear?
I was wondering if I was the only one who had this on his mind. Note the familiar-looking camouflage the soldiers above are wearing. Now consider where they are: In the middle of a desert. Doesn't exactly help them blend into the background, does it? Which is, I thought, the function of camouflage. Turns out there is a reason for this: The Army goofed.

Have no fear, though. The error has been noted, and more appropriate khaki-colored gear is heading to the Gulf now.

Incidentally, that green stuff won't be totally useless. Most think of Iraq as nothing but desert, but in fact the Tigris-Euphrates Valley at the heart of the country is a lush green landscape. At least, it was before all the bombing...