Now we're bombing Baghdad, having switched from months of obtrusive searches, then to more civilian-friendly intrusions, and now to all-out demolition. The explosions that light up the Baghdad sky will have no effect, says an Iraqi administrator, but may enhance the morale of the American troops.
And, in the same WaPo article we learn that a newly-reopened bridge across the Tigris, one that took millions to rebuild, will now be closed. It seems it leads directly into the government complex of Baghdad, and it's too dangerous to leave it open to possible attackers.
So much for the new, thriving Babylon.