I’ve just watched the pictures

I’ve just watched the pictures on TV of the American troops and armour arriving at the media hotel in Baghdad. Quite incredible scenes, with the incongruity of a US Marine giving a live telephone interview from outside the Hotel Palestine.
But I’m amused that at least one journalist still has his cynical head on, and hasn’t given in to the jingoism and euphoria that some others seem to have adopted. Andrew Gilligan of the BBC:

We always wondered whether the American tanks would roll up in front of our live cameras in time for the American morning TV shows, and they just about have. Quarter to nine in the morning on the East Coast, quarter to six on the West Coast, so it is more or less picture-perfect timing for the Americans.