Absolutely. But the parallels are wrong: the museum fell to the enemy from within. The parallels should be with the distructions of churches and burning of icons by the Russian communists, for instance. Or with Palestinians exloding a 2000-year-old sinagogue in Jerico and destruction of the Davids tomb. The author, I am sure, did not lament any such savagery.
You are spot on. After all, Liberal media and humanitarians did not object destruction of more than 100 Christian shrines in Kosovo, by "poor innocent Kosovo Albanians".
Liberals in their stupidity/rottedness were patting on the forehead Soviet Communists, Palies, Kosovo Albanians and encouraged them to destroy world heritage to their heart's content. No wonder "poor innocent oppressed Shiite" got the hint.
Now they are blaming Bush as if they have no responsibility.
That one who is faultless among Liberals may throw the first stone.