Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Baghdad Regime Conquers Itself; Now, About Governing...

The impressive new army of the government of Baghdad today invaded itself (with only a little help from its colonial masters). Excited at finally being able to rule his own capital, rumor has it that Maliki intends to unify the whole Iraqi colony. The successful conquest of the slums of Baghdad present Maliki with a decision point: will he empty his capital and turn it into a Pyongyang-like showpiece ghostcity or will he actually govern* it?

* Govern: provide the standard array of civil and administrative services to the population (e.g., food, water, means of livelihood, security, education...) [You know, all the stuff that, say, your average radical militia typically provides.]

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