In an ideal world Barrett faces Taker, but if as it seems that plan has been scrapped, then why not? I'd rather see this and Barrett win the IC belt than for him to be wasted in a MITB match or in a Corre vs Nexus match that won't lead to anything.
Kofi and Barrett would be a solid feud for the IC Championship and Barrett could certainly talk up the belt's importance if he were to win at some stage. Moreover, it might be a nice stepping stone until a face wins the WHC and Barrett is ready to challenge for that.
I am a very big Barrett fan. He is currently an upper mid-carder in the WWE's eyes. I'd like to see Barrett challenge for the title. Hopefully the WWE will conisder this route and give it enough time to ferment. Fingers crossed!
No, it would be a lose lose for both men. I also am a huge Barrett fan but I think it is a step in the wrong direction. Barrett was challenging for the WWE Championship for almost the entire fall of 2010. I don't want to say that he is above the IC belt, but in many ways he is at this point. Also, as the leader of The Corre (and yes, he is the leader no matter what the say about 'equals'), he needs to be keeping his sights on main event targets, or the World Title.
Also, I don't think a win over Barrett would do much for Kingston at Wrestlemania...seems more like a Smackdown match to me.