The Fog Of War

As Saddam forces battered POWs to lie on Iraqi TV and the allies struggle to control the flood of news, the world is left unsure of exactly what is happening

Where was the truth? What had been blasted?

The Iraqis said the allied bombs had demolished a factory in Baghdad devoted to making formula for infants. A helpful sign in the ruins identified the place in Arabic and English: BABY MILK FACTORY.

It was one of Saddam Hussein's holograms projected for the world audience, and it caught a flavor of the war -- the shameless and the sinister commingled, a little sham of baby's milk spilled in the Mother of Battles.

The scene also contained a spooky suggestion of the stakes involved, the bracketing of infants and apocalypse. The Americans said...

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