Friday, April 14, 2006

Babylon Apology

Who's Sorry Now? Well, not Marine Col Coleman, not really. How about this - fill up your sand bags with archaeological ruins. Say what?!? Not exactly something to be proud of, Sir, with all due respect.

US marines offer Babylon apology
A senior US marine officer says he is willing to apologise for the damage caused by his troops to the ancient Iraqi site of Babylon.

US forces built a helicopter pad on the ancient ruins and filled their sandbags with archaeological material in the months following the 2003 invasion.