Saturday, September 16, 2006

Trenchtown, Iraq

This is what passes for progress in Iraq. The New York Times reports that the government in Iraq is planning to isolate the chaos in Baghdad from the chaos in the rest of the country:
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Sept. 15 — The Iraqi government plans to seal off Baghdad next month by ringing it with a series of trenches and setting up dozens of traffic checkpoints to control movement in and out of the city of seven million people, an Interior Ministry spokesman said today.
The effort is one of the most ambitious security projects in recent memory, with cars expected to be funneled through 28 checkpoints along the main arteries snaking out from the capital. Smaller roads would be closed off. The trenches would run across farmland or other open areas to prevent cars from evading the checkpoints, said the ministry spokesman, Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Khalaf.
And to think it's only been 1,234 days since Mission Accomplished Day.
Credit where credit is due: The Cunning Realist used the headline "Trenchtown" in reference to this story; I added "Iraq" which completes the reference to the Bob Marley song.

3 Comments:

Blogger jason said...

Tom update this post to include a link to this WAPO story on the yahoos who put this debacle togther and you have a 360 degree view of Bushworld.

And they think "stay the course" is a winning slogan.

2:34 PM, September 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No woman no cry.

3:38 PM, September 16, 2006  
Anonymous Nancy Willing said...

non woman no cry is what I sew to....calming.

they are laughing at the trenches idea, saying they meant BELT as in beltway around Iraqi...the 28 gates protected by Iraqui police and that there is just as many bombers inside the city as out.

They are looking for a political not a military solution.

Will James Baker bring in Joe Biden or is it ALL ABOUT the elections and NOTHING about the war on terror....shit, I know the answer.

12:25 AM, September 18, 2006  

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