More than two decades ago I was in London on a subway train. I happened to be in a car that was largely empty, so I could see clearly two young men sharing a newspaper between them. It was a tabloid newspaper, so there were many pictures—disturbing ones of the Highway of Death during the first Iraq War. The coalition forces, led by the United States, had just decimated Iraqi military units attempting to retreat from Kuwait. At the time, the popular euphemism for the military operation was the Turkey Shoot.