* "No Russian." My feelings are so mixed on the subject that it's hard to whittle them down into one coherent argument. One thing I won't do is tell you how you should feel about it.
It will be interesting to see if the media makes a stink about this in the coming weeks, but since there's no poorly textured boobs (GTA: San Andreas) or a sex scene between two consenting adults tame enough to be in a PG-13 movie (Mass Effect), it's hard to imagine them sinking their teeth into this.
First off, I gotta give props to Infinity Ward for giving one the option to skip this mission, without it affecting one's completion score or achievements. Usually, I'd file this in the "way to cover your ass, pussies" drawer, but games don't have a fast-forward button, and I would respect a person's wish to not spend ten or fifteen minutes of their leisure time playing a videogame involving the mass murder of innocent people in an airport.
It's important to stop here and note that you are never required to harm a single unarmed civilian. You don't have to fire a single bullet until the army shows up. Admittedly, this does not make everything honky dory.
But it's not supposed to make things honky dory. Because here's the thing: it's not supposed to be fun. If you were shocked, horrified, or just a little unnerved...