Monday, August 29, 2005

The American Vice President, Dick Cheney, recently delivered a speech in which he compared America's situation here in Iraq to its experience in the Revolutionary War some 200 years earlier. He pointed out that when things looked bleak for George Washington and the Continental Army, they stuck it out and went on to defeat the British. And that, according to Cheney, is the challenge faced by America in Iraq.

That's actually a very good comparison to the current situation, but not exactly for the reasons he thinks. You see, if I remember my history correctly, it was the Americans who were the insurgents in that conflict, and they were trying to expel an occupying army.... And though it took eight years, the insurgents eventually WON!!!!

Come to think of it, wasn't the guy running the war for the invaders named King George?