Our ability to respond ethically to situations depends on accurate information and truthful reporting. Our principles are useless unless we first understand the reality. "What is happening?" necessarily precedes "what should we do?"
The 7th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War dawned with very little notice in the media. What we have heard, again, this year is that the US went to war with the overwhelming support of the public and the press. Actually, this is a myth.