Monuments of Blood

bq.Another successful landmark has been reached in our occupation of Iraq: The World Monuments Fund has just placed the country on its list of the Earth’s 100 most endangered sites. (“Widespread looting, military occupation, artillery fire, vandalism, and other acts of violence are devastating Iraq, long considered the cradle of human civilization.”) This is the first time that the Fund has ever put a whole nation on its list and so represents a singular accomplishment for the Bush administration, which knew not — and cared less — what it wrought. – “Chalmers Johnson(The Smash of Civilizations)”:http://www.mojones.com/commentary/columns/2005/07/the_smash_of_civilizations.html I guess it should be pointed out that none of the “8 million people slaughtered(Committee of the Missing)”:http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3068304/ under the regime of Saddam Hussein were asked their opinion.