Several Taliban were captured wearing women’s clothing as a means to get closer to their military targets (I don’t think I can legally include the AP photos in this blog, so click the link to see the pics). My first thought on seeing the pictures: not even the Taliban will wear those freaking blue burqas. And since the burqas cover the face, one would think they’d make a better disguise. On the other hand, you’ve got no periferal vision in a burqa and they’re made of the cheapest artificial fabric possible so they’re horribly hot.
Ugh. Never have giant blue pillowcases been so creepy. Which is probably why I don’t have any photos of burqa’d up women in my collection.
Anyway, instead the captured Taliban were dressed in cheerful spangly outfits. I’m not sure if I should applaud their sense of style or sneer at their hypocrisy. Naturally, I’m tending toward the latter.