April 7th, 2003


*shakes head sadly*

AMP BUSHMASTER, Iraq - In this dry desert world near Najaf, where the Army V Corps combat support system sprawls across miles of scabrous dust, there's an oasis of sorts: a 500-gallon pool of pristine, cool water.

It belongs to Army chaplain Josh Llano of Houston, who sees the water shortage, which has kept thousands of filthy soldiers from bathing for weeks, as an opportunity.

''It's simple. They want water. I have it, as long as they agree to get baptized,'' he said. - Meg Laughlin. Miami Herald

I'm appalled at this kind of blackmail from a chaplain, even for a self-styled ''Southern Baptist evangelist". *frowns* Then again, I'm appalled at the thought of any man of the cloth who'd volunteer for military service.
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