"The power of Shahid’s cartoons are acute. Take a close look if you dare. Instead of euphemisms, find direct statements; instead of evasion, find candor. The skill of illustration is matched by the acuity of vision..."
Norman SolomonREAD MORE
Oct 17, 08:47 AM
"Thousands of valuable historical items from Baghdad's main museum have been taken or destroyed by looters. Nabhal Amin, deputy director at the Iraqi National Museum, blamed the destruction on the United States for not taking control of the situation on the streets ... Iraq is a cradle of civilisation, with thousands of archaeological sites spanning more than 10,000 years. It is the birthplace of agriculture, empires were in Iraq and the origins of writing have been traced to the region. Certain organisations, including the British Museum, had called for historical sites to be protected before the current conflict started. Some of the museum's artefacts had been moved into storage to avoid a repeat of damage to other antiquities during the 1991 Gulf War."