Graduation! Let’s get hammered!
Okay, it’s time to plan the graduation ceremony for our latest class of recruits for the Baghdad Police Department.
Here’s what I’m thinking. We’ll have one recruit do a push-up over two sharp knives, and then we’ll bust a concrete block on his head with a sledge hammer.
That should really impress the audience, and also show how we plan to address those deadly sledge hammer/knife attacks that are getting so common.
I think it’s very important to inject some danger into the ceremony, because it will probably be a long time before our folks see any real action, what with only being in the Baghdad police force and all.
So look down the graduation list and pick out the lucky guy. Make sure it’s somebody near the bottom of the class, right?
Policemen demonstrate their skills during graduation ceremony in Baghdad, December 22, 2008. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani