about that looting...
Experts: Looters Had Keys to Iraqi Antiquity Vaults
Paris (AP) - Some of the looters who ravaged Iraqi antiquities had keys to museum vaults and were able to take pieces from safes, experts said Thursday at an international meeting.
The U.N. cultural agency, UNESCO, gathered some 30 art experts and cultural historians in Paris on Thursday to assess the damage to Iraqi museums and libraries looted in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion.
Although much of the looting was haphazard, experts said some of the thieves clearly knew what they were looking for and where to find it, suggesting they were prepared professionals.
"It looks as if part of the looting was a deliberate planned action," said McGuire Gibson, a University of Chicago professor and president of the American Association for Research in Baghdad. "They were able to take keys for vaults and were able to take out important Mesopotamian materials put in safes."
Bush didn't raid the museum.
Rumsfeld didn't raid the museum.
The Arrogance of the United States(tm) was not responsible for the looting of the most important artifacts.
Like I have been saying from the start, the Iraqi regime did the looting. And it started before the war.