"Its a matter of priorities," oil or 7,000 year old
Sumerian artifacts. "We could never guarantee the safety
single building." Besides "Allowing them to loot,
let off steam. Stuff Happens!"
"A free Iraq can be an example of progress to all the
Middle East." -George W. Bush, who has more
experience with dunce caps than cuneiforms.
The Joint Chief's gave more importance to securing the
Iraqi Oil Ministry than preventing the theft and
destruction of priceless
"The Defense Department leaves decisions, such as
providing protection of the most important antiquity
repositories, to commanders on the scene." All of
whom are recognized cultural arbiters.
Even though we can't find Saddam Hussein's tiny wiener,
and it may have been hyperbole that it was a weapon of
mass destruction (WMD), its important to note, "a month
ago Iraq was a prison. Today the Iraqi people are
regaining control of their own destiny." We have enabled
them to loot and burn their heritage.
As President Bush states, "these are good days in the
history of freedom."