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Kerry Coercion

I just obtained this official photo.  Click on the thumbnail for a larger picture.  Notice Specialist Lacourse's right hand?

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to the signal she's sending? 

To some, it's the POW hand signal for coercion.  I was ready to send SAR when seeing that one.

Heh.  Good for you, Specialist!  Huah!!!


Senator John Kerry, D-Mass., greets Soldiers hailing from his state at Camp Al Tahreer in Baghdad, Iraq Jan. 5. During the visit, Kerry discussed sports, the presidential election, and the state of the war in Iraq. Pictured from left to right are: Spc. Michelle Lacourse, 126th Aviation Battalion; Pfc. Kevin Cole, 356th Engineer Battalion; Spc. Michael Foly, 356th Engineer Battalion; Sgt. Raymond Hegarty, 356th Engineer Battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Charles Maib, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs)

[Blackfive note:  You would think that the Army would screen these photos first.  Hhhmmm.  Maybe they did...]

Update:  Not a photoshop - - some of you should have your Cool-Kid Photoshop Club Membership revoked.  ;->