I just read that Iraq’s national library has been gutted and burned, destroying the entire contents of the nations intellectual history. Their Islamic Library was destroyed also. Ancient and priceless books and manuscripts were turned into ash.
This makes my heart hurt. Why isn’t someone doing something about the chaos? Why aren’t steps being taken to ensure that Iraq’s cultural heritage remains intact? After all, it was their government they were supposed to be liberated from, not their way of life.