Iraqis to Rumsfeld: Send Us Beer

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Last week, we found out that some U.S. soldiers in Iraq don’t know who Donald Rumsfeld is.

But the Iraqis do, take this shopkeeper in Bahgdad:

The beer was running out, he said, a problem he blamed on the Americans. All the alcohol sellers in his area, Mansour, have been killed, and most shops are now closed.

“Who’s responsible for that? Rumsfeld,” he said. “He should send us some beer.”

Yup, on the “my bad” front, Rummy owes a whole lotta people a round of drinks.

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