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Killing Pigs for Peace?

Here's one to wrap your head round.....I'm still trying.
Killing pigs saves lives in Iraq.
This from the front page of N.Y. Times, November 2, 2006

How corpsmen in Iraq train to save lives in Iraq:

"Instructors give each corpsman in training an anesthetized pig.
"The idea is to work with live tissue" he said. "You get a pig and you keep it alive. And every time I did something to help him, they would wound him again. So you see what shock does, and what happens when more wounds are received by a wounded creature".
"My pig?" he said. "They shot him twice in the face with a 9-millimeter pistol, and then 6 times with an AK-47 and then twice with a 12-gauge shotgun. And then he was set on fire".
"I kept him alive for 15 hours", he said. "That was my pig"."

Sorry for the sensational title. But how would you have said it?
Terry