I suppose it’s nice that the Marines want to apologize for wreaking havoc in Babylon (or New Babylon for the armchair Armageddon enthusiasts out there) — stuff like filing sandbags with archaeological artifacts, or causing a roof to collapse due to a nearby helicopter landing pad. Oh, and leaving depleted uranium lying around the place, to make the anti-christ feel right at home, I guess.
That’s great. but there’s something about the apology that kinda makes me say "wait a minute."
The head of the Iraqi State Board for Heritage and Antiquities, Donny George, is angry and says the mess will take decades to sort out.
Col Coleman argues that whatever his troops did, the alternative would have been far worse.
If they hadn’t moved in, Babylon would have been left at the mercy of looters, he says.
Um, yeah, but … would any place have been left at the mercy of looters (as was Iraq’s national museum) If there hadn’t been an invasion in the first place?