The Lone And Level Sands Stretch Far Away....
In this recent post, I noted that the U.S. is now in the mosque-building business in Iraq. The mission creep continues. From the AP:
The United States is pouring billions more dollars and fresh platoons of experts into its campaign to "defeat IEDs," the roadside bombs President Bush describes as threat No. 1 to Iraq's future.Does anyone know the Arabic translation for The Big Dig?
The American military even plans to build special, more defensible highways here, in its frustrating standoff with the makeshift munitions "improvised explosive devices" that Iraqi insurgents field by the hundreds to hobble U.S. road movements in the 3-year-old conflict.
Out on those risky roads, and back at the Pentagon, few believe that even the most advanced technology will eliminate the threat.