Salam Pax filed his first report for the Guardian today and I can’t think of a better person to be writing about Baghdad.
That it falls on the day when Wolfowitz finally comes clean and confirms that the Iraq war was about oil is fitting… sort of. The US Troops’ guarding of the Ministry of Oil while 10,000 years of culture was being smashed at the Baghdad Museum opposite, should have been proof enough. Perhaps out of guilt but at least the Univ. of California is trying to make amends. However, Wolfowitz should be given his due now that he’s telling the truth – something Blair and his Glasgow Goon seem incapable of.
If I sound pissed off it’s almost certainly because today Birmingham lost out to Liverpool in it’s bid to be European City of Culture for 2008.
(I blame Blair for that aswell… but good luck to Liverpool anyway)
[UPDATE: “The facts should never get in the way of a good story” … and I didn’t let it! Soliloquist explains]