Sunday, April 01, 2007

Security collapsing in the Green Zone

Despite the Surge, despite Senator McCain's ridiculous Pollyanna-ish claim that Americans can travel safely around Baghdad, things are looking bad for the Americans in Iraq. Even the Green Zone, the high-security "safe area" in Baghdad, is no longer safe. After a rocket attack that killed an American soldier a few days ago, the US Embassy has sent out a memo warning all government employees to wear protective armour whenever they are outside of a building in the Green Zone -- including when moving from one building to another.

The occupying forces in Iraq have a term for areas where you have to wear protective gear at all times. That's called a Red Zone.

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