Evidence of ongoing destruction of Iraq's most celebrated archaeological sites is as illusory as WMDs.
THE SOURCE: “Archaeological Sites in South Iraq Have Not Been Looted, Say Experts” by Martin Bailey, in The Art Newspaper, July 1, 2008.
Rarely have so many people been so mistaken about a country as have been wrong on Iraq: Wrong about weapons of mass destruction. Wrong about mobile weapons labs. Wrong about the plundering of the National Museum. And now, wrong again about the ongoing destruction of the nation’s most celebrated archaeological sites.
An international team of archaeologists helicoptered into eight of the...