Tuesday, December 07, 2004

"A model city"

Having retaken Fallujah, US forces have announced their intention to turn it into "a model city". Unfortunately, their idea of "a model city" looks a lot like a police state. Citizens will be biometrically identified, forced to wear ID badges at all times, and assigned to work battalions tasked with rebuilding the city. While they will be paid, the labour will be involuntary, making the citizens of Fallujah little better than slaves in their own country.

And they wonder why Iraqis want them to leave...