The looting of the Iraqi museum in 2003 traumatized the nation, and sent millions of Iraqis into deep despair. It will be many years, conceivably never, when all stolen pieces are recovered. No one shall minimize the loss of the experts of Iraq's ancient civilization, who had to flee the country for fear of assassination. Whose responsibility is it to ensure the safe return of Iraq stolen treasures? Inside Story, Al-Jazeera, presented by Jassem Azzaoui, 13 March 2009.