it’s worth pointing out in that Robert Burns AP piece in the WaPo on the women and kids being killed that the second graf starts “Two other civilians were wounded in the incident..” The key word there is ‘other’. That’s quite a liberty for Burns to take, it seems to me. We don’t know if any of these people were ‘civilians’ in any meaningful sense. How do we know that Uday and his thugs didn’t force them to drive through so they’d get shot at by US troops and serve as ‘martyrs’? We know for a fact that they’re forcing people to fight US troops they don’t want to. Are they still ‘civilians’ then?