Friday, January 7, 2011

Not for the first time

The news that Greece is planning to build a fence along its border with Turkey (the very idea of it ever being completed makes one fall about with laughter) has reminded Stewart Baker of Volokh Conspiracy of something even more amusing: the different ways EU spokespeople of various stripes view fences when they are proposed by the United States and by member states of the EU. He does not mention it, but a certain other fence, put up to keep out terrorists in the Middle East has also been described as being particularly evil. Not the Greek one, though. Justified but likely to be only short-term.

1 comment:

  1. Given that Islam is arguably the oldest and most successful fascist movement in the world, the Greek barrier could be called "The Great Anti Fascist Defence Wall". I seem to remember another wall which which was given such a name - but that was built to keep people in not out.