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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Remember all those stories from 2003 about the Iraqi National Museum being completely looted right after the invasion? I sure do. Turns out they were completely exaggerated and false. Here is the real story, about how less than 3% of the museum's collection was lost, and most of it was an inside job. But don't expect an apology from the legions of mainstream media outlets that breathlessly reported their outrage at the losses (Robert Siegel, April 14, on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered: “As it turned out, American troops were but a few hundred yards away as the country’s heritage was stripped bare”).

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