Of course, we all knew this would become a big item.
Two things: a. We don't have all the facts yet. b. It's "Rodney King" all over again. I can only shake my head.
I was quite pleasantly surprised by the balanced coverage of this at earthlink news (via AP). AP has surprised me. But I remain wary. Nonetheless....Shooting in Iraq Mosque Angers Muslims this coverage shows some balance.
But so does this one at American Spectator: By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them.
Years ago when CNN continually blasted the Rodney King beatings -- I was horrified. I was shocked. I was angered. And THEN I learned the facts. I'll be politically incorrect here for the moment: Once I learned the facts, I saw the police side of events - not just Rodney King's. I saw a man who resisted arrest, foolishly. Rodney King wasn't just some innocent the Police dragged to an alley and beat up. But by the time these facts emerged -- it was too late -- public opinion was thoroughly in Rodney King's court. It was all very unfair to the full story. And I think it made the trials far more costly.. and of course, it inspired thugs to burn and pillage large portions of Los Angeles. The press followed up with: "Understand the Rage".
No one has the facts YET about what went on in Fallujah in the mosque except the players. We are not France where the law posits one to be guilty until proven innocent. Although there are some who should just move to France, and stop pretending to be American.