US Goes All In for a Proposed Toll Road . . . in Iraq

The New York Times reports, “The highway from Baghdad to Amman, Jordan, cuts through the insurgent badlands of the western Iraqi desert, and these days any truck driver risks confrontation with roving bands of gunmen. In the future, though, the United States envisions the road as something like the New Jersey Turnpike, with service stations, rest areas, cafes and tollbooths.” The report adds that “there is talk” about three other toll roads in Iraq.