British forces have denied rumours that they released a plague of ferocious badgers into the Iraqi city of Basra.
Word spread among the populace that UK troops had introduced strange man-eating, bear-like beasts into the area to sow panic. . . .
UK military spokesman Major Mike Shearer said: "We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area."
From the BBC via the Huffington Post via Above the Law (with illustration).
What would you expect the British to say if they were introducing man-eating badgers? Yup, that was us?
These are the people who brought us the saying:
An Ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
Obviously a conspiracy.