Monday, April 23, 2007

Whose brainfart was this wall?
And did AP check its brain at the door?

The AP reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has ordered a halt to the building of a wall around part of Baghdad. It concludes:

He did not elaborate but added "this wall reminds us of other walls," in an apparent reference to the wall that divided the German city of Berlin during the Cold War.

Yeah, and the moon is made of green cheese. Now where's the wall everyone is talking about in Iraq's neighborhood? Oh yeah, the Israeli apartheid wall.

1 comment:

Civic Center said...

I had a similar reaction when the great 1960s film "Battle of Algiers" was rereleased a couple of years ago in a new print. The reviewers were at great pains to hint that it was still a relevant film, what with everything going on in Iraq, never mentioning the country it most resembled, also starting with an "I," with its European colonials and Arabic inhabitants.