Thursday, April 17, 2003

Eyewitness account of the sack of Baghdad:
When I caught sight of the Koranic library burning -- flames 100 feet high were bursting from the windows -- I raced to the offices of the occupying power, the US Marines' Civil Affairs Bureau. An officer shouted to a colleague that "this guy says some biblical [sic] library is on fire".
[Robert Fisk in the Independent, via AlterNet; more on the looting here and here.]

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