Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Warm Weather Warriors

Michael Yon, reporting from Iraq with our troops, notes an odd fact about the Baathists, or Former Regime Elements (FRE), fighting our forces to reconquer Iraq:

It's a fact here on the Iraqi battleground—though seldom mentioned—that the majority of FRE insurgents are climate-sensitive. They almost never attack when it’s cold, raining or even muddy. As a rule, if conditions are such that the Little League baseball game back home would be canceled due to inclement weather, these FRE insurgents will stay home and wait for the skies to clear.


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