When you're right, you're right. A Republican congressman representing rural southern Michigan is taking heat for saying that most of Iraq is at least as under control as Detroit is.
Freshman Rep. Tim Walberg's comments, made Monday on WILS-AM in Lansing, didn't sit well with Democrats-who issued a news release Wednesday-or the office of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
"Any reference to Detroit as a war zone is absurd," said Matt Allen, the mayor's spokesman. He may be right. Baghdad is at least inhabited. These days Detroit is more like a post-nuclear wasteland.