April 08, 2003

QUIZ TIME! Guess the author

QUIZ TIME! Guess the author of this lament, issued today:

"So much is being lost and destroyed in this war. Lives. Ideals. Dreams."

Was it:

Saddam Hussein?

Uday Hussein?

eBay Hussein?

Qusay Hussein?

Margo Kingston?

Meanwhile, among those whose ideals and lives and dreams have been saved ...

More than 100 children held in a prison celebrated their freedom as US marines rolled into northeast Baghdad amid chaotic scenes which saw civilians loot weapons from an army compound, a US officer said.

Around 150 children spilled out of the jail after the gates were opened as a US military Humvee vehicle approached, Lieutenant Colonel Fred Padilla told an AFP correspondent travelling with the Marines 5th Regiment.

"Hundreds of kids were swarming us and kissing us," Padilla said.

"There were parents running up, so happy to have their kids back."

(Link thanks to Damian Penny, who fights the good fight.)

Posted by Tim Blair at April 8, 2003 10:39 PM