Mr. Rocca’s article about the pillaging and destruction of treasures from Iraq’s National Museum of Antiquities speaks for me and to me.
I was devastated when I heard what had happened. I found it difficult to believe that no one thought to guard the hospitals, banks, and museums.
When I learned that DoD was advised prior to the start of hostilities to take measures to protect the museum and did not do so, I was dumfounded. How could we be so negligent?
Like Mr. Rocca, I was more in disbelief of the museum’s destruction than the war’s however unfortunate but nevertheless expected casualties.
We couldn’t get a 1,000 or so additional troops into Baghdad to cover these sites? Most of the 4th I.D. is still in Kuwait. What about them? What about the thousands of military police who were never even sent to the Iraqi theater?
The TV news media spend a nauseatingly inordinate amount of time talking about the saving of Private Lynch and very little on why we didn’t guard the museums and hospitals.
It’s way out of proportion.
During the course of the war, a friend e-mailed relating the British claim that their military academy at Sandhurst produces better educated, better spoken, and more cultured officers than the American military academies.
I told her I was inclined to agree with the premise but replied that although John Wayne may not have been well-spoken, he did get the job done.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?