Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Cheap Lives

“I stand before you today, deeply, deeply ashamed and terribly sorry that Americans have killed and wounded innocent Afghan people,” Colonel Nicholson said, recounting to reporters the words he had used in the meetings. In a videoconference to reporters at the Pentagon, he added, “We made official apologies on the part of the U.S. government” and paid $2,000 for each death.
That's pretty cheap for an Afghan citizen. But you know, you can get even better rates on hunting exotic animals in Texas, though you might want to stay away from the Scimitar Horned Oryx, which will run you 500+ bucks more than an Afghan civilian (though there are "other species available upon request" - don't even ask about the "sheep slam"). One Iranian Red Sheep will cost you a rather steep $4000. You can take down two Afghan civilians (and experience the emotion of shame) for that!

Note, also: "Prices are kill fees only and do not include the guide fee, or lodging fees. There may also be charges for food or beverage, open bar, cook, maid & hostess if any of these things are desired. Each ranch will vary on the pricing for these things if they offer them.
All animals and prices are subject to availability!"

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