War on Iraq Reading Room (Cont.)

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The News We Kept to Ourselves
The chief news executive at CNN saw many awful things in Iraq that could not be reported. Now that Saddam Hussein's regime is gone, the stories can be told

The Search for the POWs
It's now the turn of American POWs besides Jessica Lynch to be reunited with their families, writes H.D.S. Greenway in The Boston Globe. Plus, POWs from other wars in Iraq

War on Iraq
TIME.com's ongoing coverage of the U.S.-Iraq conflict

 After Saddam
Who will step in to fill the void?

 Tools of the Hunt
 On Assignment: The War

 Perry: Street Fighting in Karbala
 Robinson: Chaos at a Bridge
 Ware: Last Stand for Saddam

 When the Cheering Stops
Jubilation and chaos greet the fall of Saddam's regime, leaving Iraqis and Americans puzzling over how to rebuild the nation
 The Search for the Smoking Gun
 Counting the Casualties

CNN.com: War in Iraq
The Chilling Metaphor of Saddam's Statue
The peace will be thrown together like a pot-luck lunch for people too hungry to care what they're getting, writes Deborah Orr in the Independent

How Did the Military get So Good
Fred Kaplan of Slate on what lies behind the military's victory in Iraq

Farewell, France
The U.S. will shake hands in public with Germany and France, but those countries will never again be allowed even the illusion of a voice in shaping American policy, writes Ralph Peters in the New York Post

Conquest and Neglect
After each triumph, when it is time to take care of what's been won, the Bush administration's attention wanders, writes Paul Krugman in The New York Times

No Quagmire, but Still Some Questions
the serious case against this war was never that we might actually lose it militarily, writes Michael Kinsley in The Washington Post. The serious case, he says, involved questions that are still unresolved

Objectivity Is Lost to Fox News' Barbs
Howard Rosenberg writes in the Los Angeles Times that at FNC objectivity is routinely dispatched like images of Saddam Hussein

The World Press on the War
There was rich symbolism in the way Iraqis celebrated the fall of Baghdad. Salon tells us how to decode it

Iraq Will Preoccupy and Pin Down the U.S. for Years
Martin Woollacott writes in the Guardian that victory in Iraq is at once a blow for freedom and a step into an unknown world in which the extent of American power and the wisdom with which it is used become even more critical

Stories from Thursday, April 10

The Iraq the Arab World Saw All Along
Dire predictions notwithstanding, Arabs did not rise up to destroy American interests in the Middle East, writes Mamoun Fandy in The New York Times

Iraqis Have Paid the Blood Price for a Fraudulent War
The crudely colonial nature of this enterprise can no longer be disguised, writes Seumas Milne in the Guardian

The Joke Is on the Pacifists
Like the Iraqi Information Minister, the anti-war brigade is becoming irrelevant, writes Miranda Devine in the Sydney Morning Herald

Jubilant V-I Day
If Iraqis are able to adopt a system of free enterprise and representative government, they will become the center of an arc of freedom, writes William Safire in The New York Times

Slow to Anger, Awesome in Fury
To their enemies' surprise, liberal democracies throughout history have made frightening war, writes Victor Davis Hanson in the Los Angeles Times

A War of Images
Iraquis may have loathed Saddam but, unlike Eastern Europeans during the fall of Communism, have no particular fondness for the United States, as evidenced by their mute reaction to the American flag in Firdos Square, writes Richard Cohen of The Washington Post

A Road much Traveled
Sol W. Sanders writes in The Washington Times that the U.N. continues down the wrong way to aid

Unspoken Meanings of Symbols
The U.S. now faces a reconstruction task overflowing with symbolic opportunities and booby traps, writes Ian Hurd in the Chicago Tribune

Internet the Victor of News War
Natasha Walter writes in the Independent that the Internet has shown us the overwhelming desire to communicate, across all sorts of geographical and political divides

Johnny Dead Line
Slate's Jack Shafer on the true risks of covering war