I find that reader comments in the NT Times are often more insightful than the stories themselves. Here's an thoughtful comment from an online reader about the Iraq occupation:
"I despair at finding myself living among the horrors I thought happened only in the dark history of the most savage of the Mongol, Roman, Nazi eras. Anyone who imagines that our ravaging of Baghdad is less depraved than the burning of Carthage is delusional. We will carry forever the stink we created among the thousands we killed and millions we dispossessed in Iraq alone."
— Posted by Paul R. Cooper