VIETNAM IN REVERSE: There was a time when I would have trusted this defense of a reporter more than the military’s version. That time is past, and it’s past because of the frequent dishonesty I’ve seen from A.P. and other media outlets in Iraq. That’s too bad, but when you lose trust, you’ve lost it. And I just don’t trust them like I used to. But then, perhaps my trust was too high all along.

UPDATE: It’s not just me.