Tuesday, 25 March 2003 By Goozfaba

US General Tommy Franks confirmed today that a Apache Helicopter gunship had been shot down by Iraqi farmers.

But, as he told assembled reporters at the Operation Mushroom breifing centre in Qatar:

"You have to remember these were Iraqi Republican Farmers!

They grow the food for the elite Republican Guards and so are tougher than the normal Iraqi peasant."

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