Thunder Run, Route - It's funny the way the media are covering the war. I watched an hour or two of coverage of the war over the weekend. Obviously the leading story was the raid into Baghdad, including the rather awesome footage on fox of the burning shells of vehicles, exploding tanks, smoke columns, etc. But the TV reports I saw never showed a map of where the run went, so it was hard to assess what it might mean politically and militarily. Using New York City as an analog: was this like driving down 5th Avenue shooting everything that resists? Or was it a drive-by in Queens? Don't tell me; show me. Here's a map of the raid route at the nytimes. You can see for yourself this was not quite 5th avenue, but it was a lot more serious than pissing around in the 'burbs.

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