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Democracy, american style

Here‘s what life for the people returning to Falluja is like:

“The US military is drawing up plans to keep insurgents from regaining control of this battle-scarred city, but returning residents may find that the measures make Fallujah look more like a police state than the democracy they have been promised. Under the plans, troops would funnel Fallujans to so-called citizen processing centers on the outskirts of the city to compile a database of their identities through DNA testing and retina scans. Residents would receive badges displaying their home addresses that they must wear at all times.”

And they’re still wondering why the Iraqi’s don’t welcome them. I can’t help it, being german this reminds me of Warsaw 1939, 2004 style. That may sound harsh, but could it be any farther from the free country the US promised?

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