Bad Reporting in Baghdad

(Weekly Standard) - Jonathan Foreman The intensity of the population's pro-American enthusiasm in Baghdad is astonishing, and it continues unabated. But instead you read story after story about the supposed fury of Baghdadis at the Americans. Well, I've met hundreds of Iraqis during the past two weeks and I've never encountered any such fury. The women old and young flirt outrageously with GIs, lifting their veils to smile, waving from high windows, and shyly calling hello from half-opened doors. In addition, the museum looting is turning out to have been grotesquely exaggerated.

2003-05-16 00:00:00

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