Overheard inside a Tall’Afar bunker, Sunday, September 18
First militant: “Remind me again how dressing as women makes us brave, Sulaymaan?”*
Second militant: “Because, my brother, dressing as women is but a means to an end. Surrounded by the Great Satan’s heavily armed paper tigers, the cagey Islamic warrior improvises to make his escape so that he can return another day to slaugher the infidel occupiers. And when he does return, he does so gloriously, in full beard, his manhood swollen and proud and pressing against his robes in the service of Allah.”
First militant: “I see, and I concur, in theory. But tell me, friend: were the Brazilian waxes really necessary?”
Second militant: “Well. The method actor uses every weapon in his aresenal, Aswad.”
But then, Time’s Michael Ware was never more than a younger Geraldo, anyway.