On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
As fighting continues between Israel and Hamas, the United Nations can finally help facilitate a lasting peace. Or not. Maybe growing international pressure will persuade the main actors away from violence. Maybe Egypt. Jon Stewart wants anybody but Secretary of State John Kerry.
Plus: The New York Times supports legalizing marijuana (not just to sell more papers). The NYPD are in hot water over the use of a chokehold that has injured and killed arrestees. And the Colbert Report knows why some New Yorkers support an apartment's plans to build a "poor door" for less wealthy residents.