Want to make a movie about Iraq without having to, um, actually go there? Morocco is your destination. In a development that has been good for the economy, residents of Marrakech now regularly find themselves walking to work amongst wrecked tanks burning and fatigues-clad Americans running around frantically. Says one: "It was depressing, to be honest...It meant that my neighborhood was so poor and beaten up that it could pass for the worst city in the world." [WSJ]