A squad of Marines drove up the highway between Basra and Baghdad.
They came upon an Iraqi soldier badly injured and unconscious. Nearby on
the opposite side of the road was an American Marine in a similar state, but he
was alert.

As first aid was given to both men, they asked the injured Marine
what happened.

The Marine responded \"I was heavily armed and moving north along the
highway. Coming south was a heavily armed Iraqi soldier\".

\"What happened then?\" the corpsman asked.

\"I told him Saddam Hussein was a miserable waste of humanity and then
the Iraqi told me that Ted Kennedy, and John Kerry were miserable
excuses for men!\"

\"What happened then?\" the corpsman asked.

\"We were shaking hands when a truck hit us.\"