Oddly, Slate magazine and I are in agreement on something. Ever since I first heard the administration complaint to the effect that 'showing these videos of American POWs on Iraqi state TV is a war crime,' I have been irritated by it. I've seen hundreds of pictures of Iraqi POWs in the last week. In a war in which we have such a powerful moral advantage over our enemy, what the hell is the administration thinking in raising this particular complaint? This is the one area in which Iraq can claim a moral equality.

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