Friday, April 02, 2004

On Fox


March 31, 2004 Wednesday

...GIBSON: OK, let me ask you about these contractors. Who is driving around in unprotected SUV's in Fallujah?

PETERS: I have to give you a painful answer on this. Either the most foolish contractors in the history of mankind or frankly it may have been intelligence people doing intelligence work. I don't know. I was talking to a colonel friend of mine who is over in the Gulf right now, today, about this. And he said, if they're contractors this is Darwinian selection at work.

GIBSON: Yes, but it's just kind of astonishing because Saddam Hussein got along apparently for months driving around in an old beat up taxi. Nothing could be more obvious than an American or European SUV driving around the middle of Fallujah. And you have to ask, what where these people thinking?