Words like terrorist and freedom fighter are often confused in news reports, and people often get them confused in their heads.
" Dean defends Middle East remarks.
Asked if he would oppose the Israeli policy of selectively killing leaders of Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups, Dean said, "I think no one likes to see violence of any kind."
But he also said that "there is a war going on in the Middle East, and members of Hamas are soldiers in that war, and, therefore, it seems to me that they are going to be casualties if they are going to make war."
Just remember that even if you call a tail a leg, the dog still has 4 legs.