I generally don’t do politics here, but this is media-related. The headline for Newsweek’s June 12, 2006 issue reads:
The Haditha Question
For U.S. Soldiers on the Front Lines in Iraq, Where Is the Line Between Self-Defense and Shame?
Shame is using a photo of massacred civilians on your cover and not having the courage to use the proper term: war crimes.
At least Newsweek’s Conventional WisdomWatch in the same issue got it right:
The last thing White House wanted was to relive Vietnam. Now it has its own My Lai. Really tragic.
“War crimes” are still being investigated. “Tragedy” — well, that’s written all over.