March 26, 2004

Reality TV...

This article from Stars & Stripes really tickled me. 'tis a far different Army we have now than when I was young:

MOSUL, Iraq — Armed police burst into a house, subdue a gang of bandits and rescue the hostages.

The scene could be straight out of the U.S. television reality show “Cops,” but instead of American police officers, the lawmen getting their 15 minutes of fame are Iraqi police.

The show is “Heroes in Blue,” an Iraqi reality television program funded by the U.S. military as a way of informing Iraqis about the work of their own security forces. It is a collaboration between an Iraqi television producer and Lt. Col. Wayne Swan of the Mosul-based I Corps Task Force Olympia....

Posted by John Weidner at March 26, 2004 3:49 PM
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