McArdle makes an interesting point:
"The insurgents are now using mentally disabled women as suicide bombers. Though suicide bombers may not be the right word, since the women don't seem to have known they were carrying bombs. I don't know why this seems worse than just killing a lot of innocent people, but it does."
And I agree there does seem to be something especially tragic about it, but here's my issue: modern medicine defines suicide, or suicidal tendencies, to be a mental health issue and thus, when you think about it, all suicide bomber are mentally disabled. If that's the case shouldn't that 'worse' feeling translate to all suicide bombers? And if that's true then shouldn't many of the ways we treat depression and suicidal tendancies be incorporated into our counter-terror policy?
Just a thought. Feel free to eviscerate me.