Tim Blair


New Criterion



Wednesday, April 09, 2003
AFTER ONLY THREE WEEKS we have the dancing in the streets of Baghdad. Auntie's national TV news tonight missed it. Too busy celebrating the civilian casualties, concluding with the Herald-Age's Saddam songbird Paul McGeogh that the shelling of the journalists in the Palesting Hotel was deliberate - on the basis of no evidence at all, and looking forward to an indefinite future of looting and chaos on the streets.

Meanwhile the crowds in Baghdad chant "Saddam is God's enemy" according to the BBC. Do they mean an even bigger enemy than Bush?