You want the truth? You can't take the truth! -- Jack Nicholson, "A Few Good Men"
Newsweek doesn't seem to think the American people can take the truth. See Attaturk's post at Rising Hegemon, where he contrasts what Newsweek is telling the rest of the world about Afghanistan on its international covers with what Newsweek is feeding the American people. Wouldn't want to upset people, or anything.