Mother Jones

September/October 2003

Day of the Vulture

Read one of Roger’s reports on the pillage of ancient Iraqi sites in the chaotic aftermath of the 2003 invasion, from Mother Jones.

Looters swarmed all over the temple. They crawled out of their holes, emerged from behind mounds of backfill, came running toward us from every direction. There was no police presence of any kind, and the nearest American troops were 20 miles away.

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