The airbase at al-Asad is the biggest marine camp in western Anbar province. It is in the midst of the most rebellious region in Iraq, where thousands of insurgents have been killed in a series of operations over the past year.
But get "inside the wire" and this stretch of desert increasingly resembles a slice of US suburbia rather than the front line in a war zone.
Its restaurants include a Subway and a fast food pizza shop. There is a coffee shop, football pitch and even a swimming pool.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
A few days ago I posted some information about President Bush's real reason for the Iraqi war - he wants to establish permanent military bases there to be used as staging sites for waging war against other middle-eastern nations. More proof (I found the link at Bush Out - by Gandhi) from News.Telegraph