Myths of victory

Mary Riddell of the Guardian:

Ali, the iconic image of war, is the centrepiece of half-a-dozen charity appeals, which have raised several hundred thousand pounds, as against the $20 billion cost of the conflict, or the $1.3bn needed by the World Food Programme. Of that, only $296 million has been offered. Though comparatively small, the Ali appeals prove that the dry plea of bureaucrats cannot compete as a can-rattler for humanity.