Not Saussure

August 29, 2006

Holiday in Iraq for sun, sand … and burnt-out tanks

Filed under: Iraq, Politics, UK, Uncategorized — notsaussure @ 2:47 pm

Holiday in Iraq for sun, sand … and burnt-out tanks | News | This is London

A report recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, Sector Mapping Report: Tourism And Culture, drawn up by British consultancy firm Scott Wilson in 2004 at the request of the British Government and at a cost to the taxpayer of £80,000, contains a section the heading War Tourism. Scott Wilson opine that

This would involve presentation of the country’s recent history and, while there is a distinct need to improve the country’s general environment, it may be necessary and indeed beneficial to place battlefield debris strategically, such that it can be enjoyed by those groups wishing to see for themselves the location of recent battles.

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