I Guess I Can’t Blame Them…

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Given that hardly anyone currently supporting the war in the media these days has actually had any millitary experience, I can’t expect them to use too exacting of millitary terminology.  However, my millitary experience ammounts mostly to playing SOCOM III, and even I can differentiate between a ‘surrender’ and a ‘retreat’. 

I don’t recall ever signing on to having tens of thousands of American troops ‘surrender’ to the insurgency (as if the insurgency hasn’t taken enough hostages), but apparently Anne Coulter has met such people.  Spin is one thing, but if ‘retreat’ and ‘surrender’ were close enough concepts for one to be legitimately spun into another, POW camps would outnumber prisons. 


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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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