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The Aftermath of Iraq

I simply don’t understand why it’s happening. I can understand a good deal of the looting of public buildings, palaces and the like. By why was the National Museum destroyed.
Every so often I think about the works that were lost for all time in Library of Alexandria. Somehow the destruction of libraries and museums seems worse that the destruction of anything else. Buildings can be rebuilt, but knowledge is lost forever.
Robert Fisk in today’s Independent details the latest devastation to take place in Bagdhad, and the lack of resolve on the Americans’ part to do anything about it.