Mark Steyn on the looting of the Iraqi National Museum:
The National Museum fell victim not to general looting but to a heist, if not an inside job, for which the general lawlessness provided cover. Am I sorry it happened? Yes, because it has given the naysayers, who were wrong about the millions of dead civilians, humanitarian catastrophe, environmental devastation, regional confla-gration, etc., one solitary surviving itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny twig from their petrified forest with which to whack Rumsfeld and Co. The retrospective armchair generals are now complaining the generals didn’t devote enough thought to saving armchairs from the early Calcholithic age. It isn’t enough for America to kill hardly any civilians or even terribly many enemy combatants or bomb any buildings or unduly disrupt the water or electric supply, it also has to protect Iraq’s heritage from Iraqis. That assumption speaks volumes.
It is rather interesting that the left is more interested with the survival of ancient pieces of wood, clay and gold than it is in the freedom of living and breathing individuals.
In Uncategorized on April 24, 2003 at 8:46 am