March 25, 2003
Putting His Worst Foot Forward

I caught some quotations from Asan Akbar's mom on Fox News. This part is paraphrased because I don't remember it exactly: "He never would have done something like this." This part is quoted exactly (I wrote it down): "He loved the army . . . . He just wanted to blow up bridges." I'm sure blowing up bridges is a lot of fun, and it's certainly part of the job description of an army engineer, but it would have helped if she had claimed that he was equally interested in building bridges.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at March 25, 2003 01:13 AM

Yeah, I guess I don't know how desperate Army recruiters are, but even I would be nervous hiring a guy who "just wants to blow stuff up."

Posted by: Steve Gigl on March 26, 2003 02:45 PM

I've heard that's the reason for joining given by most Navy SEALs.

Posted by: scott h. on March 29, 2003 06:57 PM