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...