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Andrew Sullivan, writing in Salon, cites NYT culture critic Frank Rich, in April, on the alleged looting:
"Is it merely the greatest cultural disaster of the last 500 years, as Paul Zimansky, a Boston University archaeologist, put it? Or should we listen to Eleanor Robson, of All Souls College, Oxford, who said, 'You'd have to go back centuries, to the Mongol invasion of Baghdad in 1258, to find looting on this scale'?"
Er, no -- and no.
A letter-writer at ArtsJournal.com cuts to the chase:It was all propaganda, to BLAME AMERICA FOR EVERYTHING!... We are all being duped by this publicity stunt foisted by Baath Party museum wonks.