Thursday, April 10, 2003

A brief roundup on the "fall" of Baghdad.

Speaking of the "fall", is that really the right word to describe it. I don't know. It seemed really odd to keep hearing this yesterday, because it seemed like progress was definitely being made, but there didn't seem to be a quantum leap. The people taking to the streets was definitely significant. Honestly, I think the press saw the statue falling, so they had to equate that with the fall of the regime just for good copy.

The regime is on its last legs, but it hasn't fallen yet. Today really seemed like the "morning after"; no stories of jubilation in the streets, reports of more and more fighting in the city, and a lack of information as to the status of the Iraqi leadership. Baghdad will fall and the regime will fall, but I don't know if this is it. I could be wrong.

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