April 07, 2003


Confounding the Arab media and the pundits who had talked darkly of a new spirit of Iraqi patriotism resisting the invaders, the people of Basra braved gunfire to dance in the streets and cheer for the British troops who finally broke the grip Saddam's dreadful regime had exerted on Iraq for so long. This reporter saw one Basra citizen even kiss a British tank.

(Via Tim Blair, who's back posting at his regular venue.) And there's this, too. Oh, and this! Heh, indeed.