Saturday, April 12, 2003

Buddha Statues Redux

It's hard to quite get ones head around whatever moral calculus makes some of us get a bit more upset about a few ancient pots than, say, little kids getting their limbs blown off. But, much as was the case in Afghanistan (pre-9/11), when the Taliban started detroying ancient statues, it's hard not to get a bit upset about the fact that the museum in Baghdad was looted.

We secured the oil fields, we coulda secured that, too.