How to Catch Bin Laden? Send in the 101st Bearborne

Here’s a fairly light topic to prep your stomach for a few gallons of green beer. Did you know the Defense Department has a suggestion box? It must be a blast to be the one monitoring it:

Could parachute-wearing bears sniff out Osama bin Laden?

That’s one suggestion the Pentagon has received from someone who noted, quite correctly, that a bear’s sense of smell is much more powerful than a bloodhound’s.

“Overnight, Parachute some bears into areas [bin Laden] might be,” the innovator wrote. “Attempt to train bears to take off parachutes after landing, or use parachutes that self-destruct after landing.”

The bears-in-the-air idea, and scores of others, came from people who clicked on the “contact us” button on the Defense Department’s Web site, which allows the general public to ask questions or make suggestions.

Even Rosie O’Donnell is apparently sending suggestions to the Department of Defense:

I read a lot of books about 9/11. And so I have a question: How can it be, that Flight AA 175 was bigger than the hole in the pentagon?
“Has anyone at the Department [of] Defense noticed that the Twin Towers were destroyed on 9/11, and that when you dial emergency services in the USA you dial 911?” the person wrote. “If so, is this merely a coincidence?”

Speaking of Rosie, have I mentioned that she’s seriously reprehensible? In this one case, I’d rather have paid for an abortion than to have yet another unwanted celebutard polluting the world with idiocy.

Author: Doug Powers

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