Thursday, January 11, 2007

The new "gated" communities of Al-Anbar

Or perhaps I should have titled this, the price of "peace." I don't know, I understand the need to secure the violent wasteland of Al-Anbar somehow, but this conjures up some ugly visions in my mind.

I mean imagine you live in a small city the size of Boca Raton, FL. A foreign army comes in, takes over your town and bulldozes a 12 foot high wall around it and leaves only one road in -- or out. You can't leave the city without the occupying army's written permission. You can't drive within the city limits. No one can visit you without an ID and being questioned at the checkpoint.

Does that sound more like peace or more like a prison to you?
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