Much hay has been made of the results of a recent poll that asked Muslims whether suicide bombings are justifiable. In the poll, 78% of Muslim Americans said that suicide bombing is never justifiable. FP Passport dug up a December 2006 poll which asked Americans whether intentionally bombing civilians is justifiable. Less than 50% of Americans believe that it’s never justifiable to intentionally target civilians.
I guess some forms of barbarism are less palatable than others.