Friday, May 22, 2009

Secretary Gates Hails Zachary Boyd's "Psychological Warfare"

Specialist Zachary Boyd of Fort Worth, Texas, made the cover of the New York Times on May 12:

I saw it first at GrEaT sAtAn"S gIrLfRiEnD. Now it turns out that Boyd's pink "I Love New York" boxers have garnered the attention of the Secretary of Defense, "Gates Hails Soldier Snapped in Pink Boxer Shorts":

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday praised an Army soldier in eastern Afghanistan who drew media attention this month after rushing to defend his post from attack while wearing pink boxer shorts and flip-flops, Reuters reported.

Gates said in prepared remarks that he wants to meet the soldier and shake his hand the next time he visits Afghanistan.

"Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip-flops has a special kind of courage," Gates said in a speech to be delivered in New York.

"I can only wonder about the impact on the Taliban. Just imagine seeing that: a guy in pink boxers and flip-flops has you in his cross-hairs. What an incredible innovation in psychological warfare," he said.
More at the link.