"We're going to build a
trench around Baghdad so we can control the exits and entrances so people will
be searched properly."
BRIG. GEN. ABDUL KARIM KHALAF, a spokesman for the Iraqi Defense Ministry.
I think this was tried a few years ago. We called them "moats." Next year we'll see a new course at West Point - "Trenches, Moats, and Catapults."