The British Guardian broke a story that US GI's on leave from Iraq rushed to Rio de Janeiro for the sex tourism during Mardi Gras.
Soldiers on leave sat agog amid the near naked dancers on Copacabana Beach. One AWOL Marine with a beautiful carioca on his lap said that he's been here since last year's pre-Lenten celebration, "It was a tough choice: The Bushblair fiasco or paradise? Took me about one mojito and one girl from Ipanema!"
Local prostitute, Duena Alnytlung dragged that she's had so many American soldiers this week that she says: "It gives new meaning to the GI series!"
Brazilian sociologist Roberta Mattame denounced the vulgarity of American soldiers: "Nakedness in Brazil is not about sex alone. We celebrate the beauty of the human body". Mattame who taught for a time at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend IN continued her analysis: "I saw more debauchery at the Catholic college than in rio at Mardi Gras. For us, it is a competition of beauty, like the Olympics is to sport."
One drunken US soldier eaves dropping on the beachside interview shouted: "Yeah, the sexlympics, take me faster, higher, farther, Bebe!"