The following, is from, get this....Al Jazeera!!!
"Coalition forces were pushing into central Baghdad from all directions amidst indications of little resistance from forces loyal to Saddam Hussein.
Jubilant Iraqis welcomed advancing US forces in Baghdad while rampaging looters attacked symbols of Saddam Husseinís power.
Residents threw flowers at the armoured column as it swept past, just three kilometres east of the central Jumhuriyya Bridge over the Tigris river.
Joy at the apparent removal of Saddam Hussein was tangible, with one man beating a canvas portrait of him with his slipper.
Crowds threw flowers at the Marines as they drove past the Martyrs' Monument, just three km (two miles) east of the central Jumhuriya Bridge over the
Young and middle-aged men, many wearing soccer shirts of leading Western clubs like Manchester United, shouted "Hello, hello" as Marines advanced
through the rundown sprawl of the mainly Shia Saddam City and then more prosperous suburbs with villas and trim lawns.
"No more Saddam Hussein," chanted one group, waving to troops as they passed. "We love you, we love you." One young man ran alongside a Marine
armoured personnel carrier trying to hand over a heavy belt of ammunition. An older man made a wild kicking gesture with his foot, saying "Goodbye
Women waved from balconies, girls threw flower petals at young Marines leaning across gun turrets. One woman held her baby aloft. Tank crews picked
the flowers from the tops of their fighting machines, smelt them and grinned. Crowds of Shia men beat their chests in the streets."
Now that is truly amazing.....of course, in the same article, they describe how the military drives right by those looting government offices, but
still, at least they're honest about this....