Saturday, April 21, 2007

Then and Now, Them and Us

U.S. Erects Baghdad Wall to Keep Sects Apart

-- New York Times, April 21, 2007

Apr. 23, 2007

Juan Cole reports that Iraq's "Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki asked Sunday that the US military halt its construction of a security wall around the Sunni Arab district of Adhamiya."
The mainstream US media will sidestep this point, but al-Maliki pretty explicitly said that the reason he called off the wall building is that he doesn't want his government compared to that of Israel.
On the other hand:
Nassar al-Rubaie, a Sadrist member of the Iraqi parliament, did warn that the US is building a series of Berlin Walls in Baghdad.

1 comment:

Vox Populi said...

EXCELLENT !! I was thinking the same thing !