The big news today is the bombing of U. N. headquarters in Iraq. The U. N. folks seem surprised that people would bomb them. After all, they only want to help, right? Surely it could not be that terrorists are unreasoning brutes who would kill people just because they are not Arabs. Maybe the U. N. will find some way to blame it on the U. S.
This is not to say it is not a tragedy. It is. It is also not to say that those responsible are not despicable murderers who should be hung. They should.