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  • Another Iraq Invasion Myth Exposed

    Remember all those stories from 2003 about all the destruction and looting of Iraqi archaeological sites after Saddam Hussein’s government fell? Turns out they were greatly exaggerated. From the Wall Street Journal:

    A recent mission to Iraq headed by top archaeologists from the U.S. and U.K. who specialize in Mesopotamia found that, contrary to received wisdom, southern Iraq’s most important historic sites — eight of them — had neither been seriously damaged nor looted after the American invasion. This, according to a report by staff writer Martin Bailey in the July issue of the Art Newspaper. The article has caused confusion, not to say consternation, among archaeologists and has been largely ignored by the mainstream press. Not surprising perhaps, since reports by experts blaming the U.S. for the postinvasion destruction of Iraq’s heritage have been regular fixtures of the news.

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    3 Responses to Another Iraq Invasion Myth Exposed

    1. John Galczynski, Geo says:

      An interesting movie http://zeitgeistmovie.com provides documented myths about the Iraq invasion. This movie is available free online.

    2. Ed Smithe, Virginia says:

      This post completely misses the point.

      The key issue wasn't whether the museum was being looted or not, the issue was whether there was extreme lawlessness as a result of the CPA disbanding the Iraqi army.

      As you no doubt recall, the Bush administration is in full agreement these days that disbanding the Iraqi army was a tremendous mistake in the early parts of the war–indeed, this directly led to the future break-down in security.

    3. Lisa Dennis, Stansbu says:

      When we were attacked on 9/11, Osama said he would place fear in America's heart. He did accomplish this for awhile (a few short hours) we rallied like the good Americans we are. But, then he said something else and no one has mentioned it since and that was he would crush America economically, he didn't do this all by himself of course but w/his friends in high places, this has been done. Am I right? or is this just conspiracy theory?

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