I think the real crime is that there is no longer any independent journalism in war zones so we are out of touch with the true horror of what is going on. After the adverse publicity during the Vietnam war which portrayed the full horror of war, Western leaders - starting with Thatcher during the Falklands war - stifled independent journalism.
So you think the reporting in WW I and WW II was accurate and uncontrolled?
All our expeditionary forces are labelled 'Heroes' and all the dead civilians 'collateral damage' I'm glad we have heroes to face horror and violence in our name. There'd be a lot of loud voices wanting to know what was being done if there was another 7/7.Posted 23 Oct 2013
But I don't recall any terrorist attacks from "Islamist terrorists" until after we had bombed and invaded Iraq?