Monday, February 19, 2007

Dances with Dubya

Writing about George W. Bush's State of the Union address a few weeks ago (No polar bear left behind), I noted in passing that in 1862 Abraham Lincoln used the same word -- "insurgents" -- to describe the uncooperative locals that has often been used in Iraq by the US-led coalition since 2003 to describe...whoever. I didn't think much further about it, considering the differences. But Sam Hurst makes a case that the two situations are more alike than one might think (The New Iraq sounds an awful lot like the Old Pine Ridge, Rapid City Journal).

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