TIME.com: Grounding Planes the Wrong Way

“Freedom is Untidy”:http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/04/11/sprj.irq.pentagon/ was Donald Rumsfields take on the looting by the Iraqis. What about the looting being done by the US Army? It’s probably just them celebrating a “job well done”:http://www.thefragment.com/war/mayday.html.

Much has been written about how Iraqis complicated the task of rebuilding their country by looting it after Saddam Hussein’s regime fell. In the case of the international airport outside Baghdad, however, the theft and vandalism were conducted largely by victorious American troops, according to U.S. officials, Iraqi Airways staff members and other airport workers. The troops, they say, stole duty-free items, needlessly shot up the airport and trashed five serviceable Boeing airplanes.

>>”TIME.com: Grounding Planes the Wrong Way — Jul. 14, 2003″:http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030714-463062,00.html” , “Metafilter Discussion”:http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/26831

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