Deflated Balls and Military Bureacracy

A military spokesman sputters nonsense in reply to reports that the US army distributed deflated soccer balls to Iraqi kids because no one had the foresight to order pumps or pins.

Via Unqualified Offerings comes this tale of the US military handing out deflated soccer balls to Iraqi kids. The whole article is worth reading but the most amusing part is the response of the military spokesman:

“America is filled with veterans who know that this comic view of soldiers dumbly following orders is completely without basis and almost laughable in its propagation of stereotype,” Kubik wrote. “Soldiers are Americans, not automatons.” He added: “To focus on the air in the balls, or lack thereof, undermines the American spirit of generosity and completely misses the point of giving.”

Funny as hell!