Baseball Crank
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March 11, 2008
WAR: True Chuck Norris Fact

This story about Chuck Norris' cult following among U.S. troops in Iraq is pretty amusing, but he is apparently popular with the locals as well:

Norris' appeal is not restricted to U.S. troops either. At an Iraqi police graduation ceremony in Fallujah, graduates called out for their "Chuck Norris" to pose with them for photos.

"Truthfully, I didn't know who he was. I asked the Americans, and they said he was a great fighter, and that's why they named me after him. They showed me a video, and it's true, he's a great fighter" said police trainer Mohammed Rasheed.

With his handle-bar moustache, Rasheed has a vague resemblance to Norris.

Another police trainer said Chuck Norris was a role model for the police in Fallujah, which until 2007 was an al-Qaida stronghold and the scene of fierce battles with security forces.

"I've seen his videos, he's a hero. He saves the city, he protects women and children and he fights crime wherever it is. We should all be like Chuck Norris," Khaled Hussein said.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:04 PM | Pop Culture • | War 2007-14 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Chuck Norris is almost an inside joke with kids these days, such as in the movie Dodgeball.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at March 11, 2008 9:40 PM

This isn't a "Chuck Norris fact", but it provided me with perhaps the best laugh I had while spending time not far from where Chuck's been lately:

"This One's For Chuck" was scrawled on the inside of a port-o-john, eye level when sitting down.

Posted by: seamus at March 12, 2008 1:39 PM


Were you aware that Norris turned 68 on Monday? I didn't think he was quite that old. Figured he was in his 50's.

Posted by: largebill at March 12, 2008 1:53 PM
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