David Aaronovitch reviews the lies and reality of the looting of the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad:

Furious, I conclude two things from all this. The first is the credulousness of many western academics and others who cannot conceive that a plausible and intelligent fellow-professional might have been an apparatchiks of a fascist regime and a propagandist for his own past. The second is that – these days – you cannot say anything too bad about the Yanks and not be believed.

Well unless you are the Guardian reporting the words of Paul Wolfowitz perhaps.