On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
Those libertarian grumps at the Cato Institute even use Santa to pursue their ideological Clauses, uh, causes.
To their holiday cards -- which feature the requisite red sleigh and a bag full of toys -- the Cato crusaders have added the caption: "Santa will be a little late this year." Attached to the sleigh are five notices left by nasty government regulators: OSHA violation -- safety hazards at the North Pole; INS -- illegal elves; FAA -- small craft grounded. You get the picture.
The greeting inside the card: "Peace and Free Enterprise."
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