Thursday, July 9, 2009

So What?

UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, says the United States damaged the ruins of Babylon during the Iraq occupation.

According to UNESCO, U.S. troops and contractors inflicted considerable damage on the historic site of Babylon, driving heavy machinery over sacred paths, bulldozing hilltops and digging trenches through one of the world' most important archaeological sites.

Sacred paths? Sacred to whom? Ishtar? That has to be the worst movie ever made. Who cares if the paths they moved their dollies over when they filmed it were damaged? And what's so precious about gardens where people got hung? Hell. Nobody I know was hung there. Saddam Hussein wasn't even hung there, even after he screwed up the ruins of Babylon, trying to restore them.

As for that Ishtar Gate, as our readers know, the Iraqis are lucky we didn't just up and haul it back to New York City and put it up where the twin towers used to be.

1 comment:

Tom Manoff said...

PIcking on archeology? Billy. The Discovery, History, and Natgeo channels remain my bond to reality. That's half the programming. Dig boys, keep digging. And girls too. And why are ruins in the Old World more interesting than the New World? Could ya tell me that?