Friday, March 28, 2003

Quote of the Day from Jonathan V. Last:

Even the French--the French!--were able to hold out for 44 days. If Saddam prolongs the fighting for another 5 weeks, all he will be doing is rising to the level of military competence set by France.

Today is Day 8 of the war. Let's try to keep some perspective.

If you don’t do anything else today, at least read this article.

Sunday, March 23, 2003

The truth shall set you free ... or at least really piss you off:

Nic Robertson, the CNN correspondent ordered out of Baghdad on Friday, reported deep frustration on the part of Iraq information officials, who angrily told him the network was "worse than the American Army" and that it was to get out of Iraq immediately.

Images of allied military divisions advancing through the south of the country seemed to be taking their toll, he said. "The Iraqis had been struggling with the images that they'd been seeing on CNN — images of soldiers surrendering, Bradley fighting vehicles driving up the Iraqi desert," he said in an interview. "They've been trying to tell their own people it's not really happening, this really isn't Iraq."

The team of four CNN journalists in Baghdad left Saturday morning.