Friday, February 18, 2011

The Upside

Baghdad wants $1 billion because their roads are crumbly and they have traffic jams.
Baghdad's neighborhoods have been sealed off by miles of concrete blast walls, transforming the city into a tangled maze that contributes to massive traffic jams. Despite a sharp reduction in overall violence in recent years only 5 percent of the walls have been removed, officials said.

Baghdad's biggest problem isn't secret police, torture rooms, mass graves, or a brutal dictator with a bad moustache, it's traffic jams.

I think that means we won.


  1. My first smile of the day! I think you're right! :D

  2. I think you're right, Harvey. If left alone, Iraq could rise again as a worldly country (the historical East meets West center, etc.). But I fear the Islamists throughout the Mideast aren't going to let that happen. Iraqis are going to have to bite and scratch to keep their country together and functioning.