They may feel uncomfortable, but put yourself in the shoes of a looter for a moment. If you were going to steal stuff, would you head for the King County Administration Building?
That’s the equivalent of what seems to be happening in Baghdad as the yoke of the Saddam regime is lifted. People appear to be in the mood to take revenge on a government that over three decades impoverished what had once been one of the most prosperous nations in the region.
“At police stations, universities, government ministries, the headquarters of the Iraq Olympic Committee, looters unhindered by any police presence made off with computers, furniture, telephones, even military jeeps,” AP reports. “One young man used roller skates to wheel away a refrigerator.”
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