Sunday, May 30, 2004


Mistake 2 – Selective Protection

What astonished people at that time was that all government offices and major ministries were left unprotected by the American army…except for the Ministry of Oil!!!

Then came the shock of the pillaging of the Iraqi Museum under the very nose of the occupying army.

A single tank could have protected that museum!

Then came news of the resignation of more than one adviser to President Bush in protest over the Iraqi Museum issue followed by news that several international and US academic and government bodies had warned the US government of the danger that world treasure was in.

The US had lost the “hearts and minds” of many Iraqi intellectuals just for that piece of what was then considered as criminal incompetence!

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