Saturday, June 23, 2007

September in June

Sometime there is more significance in the tiny details from Professor Cole's blog then there is in the headlines of the NYT:
The Green Zone took heavy mortar fire on Thursday, sending black smoke above the supposedly safe center for government offices and foreign embassies. (emphasis added)
It is almost impossible to believe that the surge will achieve any success when the insurgency is able to deliver mortar fire to its center with impunity.

German troops taking mortar rounds outside of Moscow, 1941

Have you ever wondered on the strange resemblence of the words surge and insurgency?

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