Wednesday, April 09, 2003

"I Can't Believe It!"

The BBC is reporting, with notable alarm, that absolute euphoria has broken out in downtown Baghdad as coalition troops have toppled the Ba'ath regime that terrorized Iraqi for a quarter century.

What's fascinating about the coverage is how concerned and wary the Beeb reporters sound.

Hear for yourself here.

UPDATE: "We must keep in mind that some parts of the country are still in 'Iraqi' control," said hopefully.

UPDATE: To an Iraqi in the central square: "Yes, so you don't like Saddam, but what do you think of the Americans??"

Iraqi response: "The Americans and nice guys."

BBC response: "Hmmm . . . but aren't you concerned about your safety?

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