Bill Walsh provides further evidence that "homicide bombers" is an overblown reaction to "suicide bombers."
He's presented with the assertion that the term is necessary to differentiate from the friendly bombers who take care to target buildings and property, not people. He replies:
My view is that if "homicide bombers" were necessary, the term would have been invented long ago -- not just recently and just in reaction to one political wing's objection to "[something else]-icide bombers."And then he does a little research to prove it.
Also, take a look at the type of civilized letters he receives from readers. Truly shocking!