Hey Sarge! Can I borrow your lion for a sec?

OK. Read this and try not to laugh:

ABC's Jake Tapper on November 14 offered a long report on two Iraqi men who said they were beaten, tortured and sexually humiliated by American forces. But CNN's Tom Foreman, in a story on the same two men shown the next night on Anderson Cooper 360, found a number of "strange" elements to their story, including claims by one of the men that American soldiers tormented him with lions.

Yes, you read that right.

Tormented Him With Lions.

Seriously, shoddy media research methods aside, who taught these guys how to lie? They're obviously not very good at it.

On the other hand, I do have to admit that when I really want to intimidate someone into sharing some good intel, I reach for a lion every time.

Sometimes it's the only thing that will do the trick.


  1. Anonymous9:32 AM

    Man...what on earth did we do before photoshop???

  2. Anonymous2:19 PM

    people with skill and talent spent long hours physically retouching, and rephotographing images?
    Those famous Victorian or Edwardian 'fairy" pictures, for example. PS if Saddam had a zoo-not impossible, given his wealth and megalomania- perhaps the big cats were real, even if the armed forces have not appropriated them...

  3. Check this out, fifi:


  4. Anonymous6:48 AM

    Thanks! The anaesthetised lion picture/ First reaction- heee! Second reaction-aaaaw!