Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
10 July 2004
They're a bringing it on...
Judging from the high casualty count (see Informed Comment), the situation in Iraq seems to be unraveling as the insurgents continue to "bring it on." Incidently, the US press keeps referring to these fighters as "terrorists." Does this word really have any meaning anymore? Does anyone have a definition that consistently explains its usage? Is anyone fighting the US ipso facto a "terrorist"? Has there been, or will there ever be, an anti-US "freedom fighter" or a pro-US "terrorist"?