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More Subtle Art of Selective Quoting

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There were some localized strikes at Saddam's HQ. Once, if I'm not mistaken. Overall, the city wasn't bombed (like it was in '91, for example.)

"Bombing of Baghdad" though, which is the wording used in the article, implies precisely this -- a bombing of a city: firestorm, thousands of civilian deaths, etc. -- reminiscent of Dresden, Coventry in WWII. Baghdad? There was no such thing. Sorry.