"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen
Monday, December 06, 2004
Returning Fallujans will face clampdown
blockquote>I'm back with a big one.<
The US military is drawing up plans to keep insurgents from regaining control of this battle-scarred city, but returning residents may find that the measures make Fallujah look more like a police state than the democracy they have been promised.
Badges? Retina scans? Forced work?
Is this Fallujah or the Warsaw Ghetto?
The military knows they're doing something bad, because they can't decide who to blame:
"It's the Iraqi interim government that's coming up with all these ideas," Major General Richard Natonski, who commanded the Fallujah assault and oversees its reconstruction, said of the plans for identity badges and work brigades.
But nobody talk about Nazis or Hitler or anything. Because that's just not even remotely the same thing. After all, Hitler invaded Poland because he claimed they were a threat, even though they weren't....
posted by lazarus | 13:10 | |
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