Colonel Bogdanos on antiquties market

Col. Bogdanos speaking in 2003 at the Pentagon

 One of the most quotable and influential public personalities to have emerged from the chaos and destruction following the invasion of Iraq by the US in 2003 has been Colonel Matthew Bogdanos.  He wrote a book following the invasion and looting of the Iraqi National Museum and his efforts to retrieve its treasures, Thieves of Baghdad published in 2005, which I am reading now. He is often featured in documentaries and television interviews. CBS featured him in their report on conflict antiquities, which we were shown as part of the symposium held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last Tuesday September 29th.  CBS report on Conflict Antiquities