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Sunday, January 08, 2006

Turning Iraq into the Ghetto 

US troops in Iraq have found one technique that apparently reduces the number of hit-and-run attacks on US troops -- constructing guarded walls around towns so that insurgents cannot use them as bases.
Not surprisingly, the Iraqis don't like having to go through checkpoints whenever they leave or enter their home: "the imam at the village mosque compared the constant watch envisaged under the new plan to a concentration camp. "
You know, Bush always tries to draw the analogy that Iraq is like World War II (himself as Rooseveldt spreading democracy, ridding the world of evil, and all that). I always thought this was a dumb analogy, but now I wonder -- does anyone remember the Warsaw Ghetto?

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