Stop Saying "Holy City"!
Message to ABC, CNN, NPR, NYT and other Big Media outlets: stop with the "Holy City" of Najaf! You never say "Holy City" when referring to Jerusalem, Rome, Kyoto or even Mecca. Najaf is holy only to Shiite Muslims - not to other Muslims, much less Christians, Jews, Hindus or anyone else.
They do this of course to make the U.S. military look bad by implying that we are attacking something "holy". Cut the shit! It's a city like any other. It has an important shrine. So do a lot of cities. Big fucking deal.