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Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Will the Bush White House Approve the Bagdad Metro?

"It is the unfortunate destiny of the ridiculous to be subject to ridicule."
James Howard Kunstler

"Truth passes through three phases: 1) It is ridiculed. 2) It is violently opposed. 3) It is accepted as self-evident." Albert Schopenhouer. In the United States, rail is currently passing through Phase Two.

From the Cabalmaster:

The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal is pleased to bring you the following information coup, from Pravda. Da, tovaritch, THAT Pravda, the same one founded by V. I. Lenin!

The most recent city to announce a subway project, in January 2003, is none other than Baghdad!

This project has been reported as "under construction" previously. A map, dated 2000, is on the website of Japanese transportation scholar Osamu Abe

One thing that we Opinionated Ones wonder is once those Boys From Texas gain control of Iraq, will they continue the planning and construction of the Bagdad Metro, or will they defer to their highway lobby buddies and convert the project into an underground busway, complete with used tunnel buses from Seattle?

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