March 22, 2003


OIL TRENCHES BURNING IN BAGHDAD: Here's the report. Read this post from Salam Pax a few weeks ago to get a sense of what this means.

Now granted, I don't have the background to say whether it's even feasible to do this, but if it is, coalition forces should put these fires out, and it should be a top priority, even if it means a higher risk of military casualties. We may be able to operate just fine with the black smoke in the air, but we have to be overtly concerned with civilian comfort and health to stay on message with the Iraqi people-- we're on their side against Saddam.

Posted by John Tabin at March 22, 2003 02:05 PM