IN THE NEWS
Even if every accusation of American atrocities against Iraqi civilians proves to be false, the United States is losing political ground in Iraq. Unfortunately, since war is supposed to create a desired political outcome, that means, by definition, the United States is losing the war in Iraq. For all of the Bush Administration's obsession with political messages, the "message" in Iraq is now outside the control of US officials.
I don't know what to say. This news is unspeakably sad.