Where were you when the lights went out?

"Why? Why cannot we abide by the rules of war we rightly demand that others should obey? And why do we journalists - yet again, war after war - collude in this immorality by turning a ruthless and cruel and illegal act into a 'new twist' or into 'time-sensitive material'? Wars have a habit of turning normally sane people into cheerleaders, of transforming rational journalists into nasty little puffed up colonels. But surely we should all carry the Geneva Conventions into war with us, along with the history books. For the only people to benefit from our own war crimes will be the next generation of Saddam Husseins."

Robert Fisk days after the liberation/occupation of Baghdad