OK, this just may the sign of the Apocalypse we've all been waiting for.
"Hollywood action star Chuck Norris, known for his martial arts prowess and tough-guy image, has become a cult figure among the U.S. military in Iraq and an unlikely hero for some in Iraq's security forces. A small cardboard shrine is dedicated to Norris at a U.S military helicopter hub in Baghdad, and comments lauding the manliness and virility of the actor have been left on toilet walls across Iraq and even in neighboring Kuwait, soldiers say."
One notable slogan on the shrine says: "Chuck Norris puts the laughter in manslaughter."
And it's not just US soldiers who worship Norris -- he's been named an honorary Marine --
"At an Iraqi police graduation ceremony in Falluja, graduates called out for their 'Chuck Norris' to pose with them for photos. 'Truthfully, I didn't know who he was. I asked the Americans, and they said he was a great fighter, and that's why they named me after him. They showed me a video, and it's true, he's a great fighter' said police trainer Mohammed Rasheed. With his handle-bar moustache, Rasheed has a vague resemblance to Norris."
Great, that's just what we need, Iraqis watching Chuck Norris films . . Or, God help us, Walker Texas Ranger -- which truly is the American version of WMD.
Isn't it bad enough what we've already done to these poor people without this final indignity!
Check out the Chuck Norris facts web site, which offers such pearls of wisdon as:
*Outer space exisits because it's afraid of being on the same planet with Chuck Norris.
*Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.
Besides being midly amusing, the site seems to be basically a way for Norris to sell t-shirts. I wonder if he charges the troops for those bathroom wall comments?