Wednesday, June 16, 2004


The moral stridency in the supposedly secular European press is alarming at times. Newspapers collect their coverage of major events in book form, to showcase their best journalism and make a few extra bucks. "The Guardian," one of the leading British dailies, sent embedded reporters that followed some British units into Basra and did some fine reporting. As soon as the war ended, "The Guardian" published its book. What did the editors call it? "The Fall of Saddam"? "Victory in Iraq"? Not a chance. They called it "The War We Could Not Stop."