Sometimes, human nature cannot quite give way altogether to violent fanaticism. “Iraqi woman with bomb vest turns herself in,” from The Associated Press, August 24 :
BAGHDAD: U.S. military officials say a woman wearing a bomb-laden vest has turned herself in to Iraqi police rather than blow herself up.
The would-be suicide bomber surrendered Sunday in the city of Baqouba. U.S. officials say she led police to a second suicide vest, and that a 13-year-old girl was arrested at that time.
The woman and the girl are in Iraqi police custody.