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As the Chicken Farming Goes…

So goes the nation.

Spencer Ackerman picked up this heartbreakingly farcical Pentagon press release on Iraq today:

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, March 17, 2008 – Chicken farming in Iraq is moving toward pre-war levels, as coalition forces work with farmers to overcome challenges.

Dialogue has begun on how to increase production with the owners of seven chicken houses in the region where the 3rd Infantry Division’s 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, operates. …

Of the initial 7,500 chicks, only 210 died during this cycle, a 2.8 percent loss for Abdul Sataar. He will sell the chickens to the highest bidder from the Baghdad, Karbala or Hilla markets.

“This is an absolute success story,” said Capt. David Stewart, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3-7th Infantry Regiment. “Abdul conducts his business without coalition assistance and is able to maintain profitability.”

Because, as we all know, chickens are the ultimate harbingers of progress and good fortune in a burgeoning democracy. 5 years. 5 years and this is the most we can say for Iraq. What could we hope for in 20? A restoration of goat farming to its pre-war levels?


Savage Chickens

Maryellen McGowan

March 17th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

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