just thought i would share... the colbert report tonight brought this to my attention. interesting.
'gated communities' for war-ravaged baghdad
u.s. tries high walls and high tech to bring safety to parts of baghdad
by [color=#0c4790]karin brulliard
washington post staff writer
monday, april 23, 2007; 1:32 pm
baghdad -- the u.s. military is walling off at least 10 of baghdad's most violent neighborhoods and using biometric technology to track some of their residents, creating what officers call "gated communities" in an attempt to carve out oases of safety in this war-ravaged city.
okay blah blah blah....this is the good part.......
"they've been doing it in florida, and the old people seem to like it," joked the platoon's leader, sgt. 1st class charles schmitt, 37, as he watched his team create the public entrance to the new gated community.
awesome. a 400 billion dollar gated community. where do i sign up? :angryfire