It now appears that the Baghdad museum
wasn’t looted. Or, to be more accurate, it wasn’t looted after the government was toppled, but before it fell and it was looted by the Iraqi regime itself. It seems to me this is bigger than the babies-torn-from-incubators story from the first Gulf War. The looting of the museum was the thin reed of ridicule for scores of high-profile anti-war types to cling too after it turned out the United States did almost everything else exactly right. If this dark lining on an otherwise silver cloud disappears, what will these guys do with their moral outrage? I’m sure it will go somewhere, but where?