Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Battle for Mosul: Reality Check

Blogger Michael Yon, an independent correspondent in Iraq, does a great job of running down the factions and fictions over there. Here's a teaser:

A fanatic who straps a bomb to his chest and walks into a market crowded with women and children, then detonates a bomb that is sometimes laced with rat poison to hamper blood coagulation, is properly called a "mass murderer."...

Calling murderers “martyrs” is like calling a man "customer" because he stood in line before gunning down a store clerk.

Read the whole thing.