The anarchy of liberation

As the sight of Saddam statues toppling dominate our TV screens, and Iraqis celebrate in the streets, the visible sense of relief is evident on the faces of those leading the Coalition of the Willing. Indeed, one could be forgiven for thinking that this conflict wasn’t quite so bad after all. OK, so no weapons of mass destruction have been discovered, but the Iraqi people have been liberated haven’t they? Suzanne Goldenberg’s story in the Guardian yesterday provides a disturbingly graphic description of what this ‘liberation’ means for some Iraqis.