Yep, that was the headline on the front page of the NYTimes online.

Of course, reading the article you learn the boy in question, 12 year old Ahmed al-Khatib, was holding a toy gun amist a group of young men throwing stones and shooting at soldiers, but surely, the differnce should have been obvious.

What kind of baby killers could shoot a little boy from 130 yards whose only crime was looking remarkably like one of the people trying to kill them? Of course the better question might be what the parents were doing letting their 12 year old son play with a toy gun around soldiers and terrorists in a war zone, but let’s not dwell there.

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