Friday, April 18, 2008


I've got an idea. Why not just put a wall around the whole country and station troops on the perimeter?

The NYT goes inside with a look at how the United States is building a concrete wall that would divide Sadr City. The idea is that the side of Sadr City closest to the Green Zone would be turned into a protected area so reconstruction projects can take place. The paper reminds readers that concrete barriers have been used in other parts of Iraq, and they "have often proved to be an effective tool in blunting insurgent attacks."
Does anyone really think this will work? Will it really do anything but further alienate the various groups that need to get along to make Iraq work? I thought we were against the Berlin Wall?

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