Ed Driscoll


US DISPUTES STRIKE REPORT ON IRAQI WEDDING PARTY: Two questions: What sort wedding finishes at 2:45 in the morning? And even if it was actually a wedding, while I know old customs die hard, isn’t rather stupid to be firing weapons to celebrate in a war zone?

I thought the tradition in the Middle East was to fire weapons after a military victory. Do they unload a clip at the end of a wedding as well?

Why not just break a wine glass? It’s so much more civilized.

UPDATE: More here.

ANOTHER UPDATE: More here as well.