On the other hand…
: Having taken The Times to task for Sarah Boxer’s story, below, let me also say that Edward Wong’s front-page story today about voters killed in Iraq on election day being mourned as martyrs is wonderful. Good story, well-reported, well-written, different perspective, right play.
Salim Yacoubi bent over to kiss the purple ink stain on his twin brother’s right index finger, gone cold with death.
“You can see the finger with which he voted,” Shukur Jasim, a friend of the dead man, said as he cast a tearful gaze on the body, sprawled across a washer’s concrete slab. “He’s a martyr now.”