I have been bemused by the recent descriptions of the treasures claimed to have previously resided in the museum in Baghdad. I have heard of the Louvre and the British Museum. I have heard of the antiquities preserved in Athens, Cairo and Rome. But until now, the treasures of Baghdad have somehow never made it into the headlines, and the Baghdad museum never made it into the Grand Tour of the treasures of antiquity.
But since the museum was looted apparently by insiders we are suddenly hearing about the tremendous treasures once found there. Well, forgive me for being skeptical, but I have also heard about the invincible Republican Guard, the implacable hostility of the Arab Street, the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis slaughtered in this war, the bombing of hospitals, and all the other extravagant claims made by those who opposed this war. So put me down as undecided about the incredible treasures that are forever lost.
And, by the way, frigging is rather juvenile.
We sawon Foxnews people running out of the museum with stuff. And then they showed a lot of broken stuff.
I just hope all the clay tablets were not broken.
I try to respect the mores of where I am. It isn't accepted by most of the many Christians around here to even say "hell," let alone F@CK F@CK F@CK F@CK F@CK F@CK F@CK.
As Chesterton, I believe, said: A gentleman is one who never offends someone else unintentionally.