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Baghdad: 'Think of L.A.'

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We've been bombarded with ill-conceived, soulless and zombie-like statements out of Washington over the past 24 hours. None more insulting and ridiculous than an unnamed Defense official comparing Baghdad to L.A.:

"You do it neighborhood by neighborhood," said the Defense official. "Think of L.A. Let's say we take West Hollywood and gate it off. Or Anaheim. Or central Los Angeles. You control that area first and work out from there."

Who is and how can an "unnamed official" blasphemously compare new tactics proposed to create safe, "gated communities" in Baghdad for civilians (while forcibly "removing" insurgents) to life in Los Angeles?

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Sorry, but... wtf?!?!? Perhaps there really will be Disneyland Baghdad before the majority of Iraqis can rely on consistent electricity and water service. Plan B, anyone?

As Zach mentioned, several protests are planned for this evening if you're pissed and want to show it.

Until then, if you notice any armored humvees rolling down the 405, you've been warned.

photo by justneal via flickr.