Iraq agrees to take stranded sheep
By Simon Kearney
September 28, 2003
AUSTRALIA'S stranded shipload of sheep will be unloaded and given away in Iraq today or tomorrow unless the Federal Government can find a last-minute buyer.
Sydney exporter Mark Coulton has broken through the diplomatic impasse by negotiating with the US military and Iraqi traders to unload the sheep in the southern Iraqi port of Basra and distribute them free.
The contract details how the sheep will be given to Mr Coulton either late yesterday, Iraqi time, or today. Mr Coulton will in turn give them free to Iraqi tribal leaders - to who he normally sells cigarettes.
Hey, you like sheep, we have sheep. Just because they've been dying like slaves crossing the Atlantic, we think Iraqis will love these diseased, infected sheep.
Am I confused or do Iraqis have TV's. If they do, why would they want sheep everyone in the middle east know are diseased. The mind boggling insult here is amazing. Silly hajis, they'll take anything, seems to be the idea. Just another idea which will blow up in our faces.
posted by Steve @ 10:53:00 PM