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This week on After Words Matthew Bogdanos, assistant district attorney in Manhattan and U.S. Marine Colonel reservist describes his journey collecting the antiquities stolen by from the Baghdad Museum during 2003 U.S-led invasion of Iraq. He also gives his version on why more U.S. troops were not allowed to guard the Museum during the initial days of post-war looting. He is interviewed by Angela M.H. Schuster, the editor of Icon, the quarterly magazine of the World Monuments fund, and co-editor of "The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia."