The First Victim of WarWe're a week into this and already besieged with war dreariness. Saddam has kept his head - that much is clear. But there is little else the news has to offer other.
The first few days looked promising... Iraqi soldiers would just walk out of the desert with their hands up and this would all be over shortly without bloodshed. However to the shock horror of the marines, apparently the Iraqis are just not sticking to the script or sticking to the rules.
"Some liken these acts to terrorism," Clarke said. "Such acts involve the enemy wilfully violating the laws of war, while simultaneously taking advantage of the coalition forces' compliance with that law."
Yet another definition of terrorism which now broadly means "bad stuff you do to me" whereas a "just war" means "bad stuff I do to you."
Another excellent example of skewed perspective came from a BBC report yesterday:
What about the US's non-compliance with the UN? That seems equally regrettable.