Why only male inspectors in Iraq?

  1. Just received this in an e-mail from a friend.

    Have you noticed anything fishy about the inspection teams who have arrived in Iraq? They're all men!

    How in the name of the United Nations does anyone expect men to find Saddam's stash? We all know that men have a blind spot when it comes to finding things. For crying out loud! Men can't find the dirty clothes hamper. Men can't find the jar of jelly until it falls out of the cupboard and splatters on the floor.... and these are the people we have sent into Iraq to search for hidden weapons of mass destruction?

    I keep wondering why groups of mothers weren't sent in.

    Mothers can sniff out secrets quicker than a drug dog can find a gram of dope. Mothers can find gin bottles that dads have stashed in the attic beneath the rafters. They can sniff out a diary two rooms and one floor away. They can tell when the lid of a cookie jar has been disturbed and notice when a quarter inch slice has been shaved off a chocolate cake. A mother can smell alcohol on your breath before you get your key in the front
    door and can smell cigarette smoke from a block away. By examining laundry, a mother knows more about their kids than Sherlock Holmes. And if a mother wants an answer to question, she can read an offender's eyes quicker than a homicide detective.

    So ... considering the value a mother could bring to an inspection team, why are we sending a bunch of men who will rely on electronic equipment to scout out hidden threats?

    My mother would walk in with a wooden soup spoon in one hand, grab Saddam by the ear, give it a good twist and snap, "Young man, do you have any weapons of mass destruction?" And if he tried to lie to her, she'd march him down the street to some secret bunker and shove his nose into a nuclear bomb and
    say, "Uh, huh, and what do you call this, mister?" Whap! Thump! Whap! Whap! Whap! And she'd lay some stripes across his bottom with that soup spoon, then march him home in front of the whole of Baghdad. He'd not only come clean and apologize for lying about it, he'd cut every lawn in Baghdad for free for the whole darn summer.

    Inspectors! You want the job done? Call a mother.
    Last edit by deespoohbear on Mar 12, '03
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   cactus wren
  4. by   caroladybelle
    Love it!!!!!
  5. by   sbic56
    Inspectors! You want the job done? Call a mother.

    Funny stuff..but i do believe you are onto something!!!!!
  6. by   sunnygirl272
    i love it!!
  7. by   emily_mom
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    There are no bloomingdales or macy's in Bahgdad.
  9. by   caroladybelle
    Ahh, but there also isn't any Jack Daniel's or Nudie bars, Rusty
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    Ahh, but there also isn't any Jack Daniel's or Nudie bars, Rusty
  12. by   dianah
    GREAT ONE!!!
  13. by   RN2B2005
    Hmm. I thought this was a serious question, so I'll give my serious answer: There are female UN inspectors in Iraq, at least on the chemical-weapons team. I've seen them on CNN.

    Still, I agree, if they sent in a bunch of mothers we'd find the weapons of mass destruction and the dirty magazines under Saddam's mattress.:roll