They are not insurgents

      The use of the word "insurgents" to identify the enemy in Iraq is propaganda on the part of the government, and ingenuousness on the part of the media.   The local residents of a place who oppose the cacique government imposed upon them by a conquering foreign power are not insurgents.  They are more properly called partisan resistance fighters. Insofar as insurgents are more accurately agents who enter into an area to covertly organize opposition to the existing government, our CIA and special ops agents who have brought down various regimes throughout the world these last few decades are precisely what is meant by the word insurgents. That is not an indictment, just calling a spade a spade. Those educated well enough to be national level political journalists should know the difference.  Shame on you propaganda parrots.

James Nathan Post
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