I listened to an NPR piece about the media's recent adoption of the term "surge" to describe George II's plan to reduce the number of troops in Iraq by increasing the number of troops in Iraq. If he keeps up like this for two more years I fear he will need to destroy his Presidency in order to save it.
I laughed out loud when the NPRs played a bit of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini as bumper music after the spot ended. (If you don't get the joke, I'll explain eventually - maybe.)
Read about public opposition to the war (in Vietnam) including reference to the phrase "it was necessary to destroy the village in order to save it".
And speaking of "bumpers" - these pictures are all vehicles I've seen in Pasadena, my hometown. All owned by people with whom I would have great disagreements.
Tag Surge: surge. . . troop withdrawal. . . Iraq. . . Give War a Chance. . . ACLU. . . Fuck Terrorism. . . On Fire for God. . . Martyrdom. . . Bumper Stickers. . . Pasadena. . . Vietnam War. . . Rachmaninoff
Here's a picture of "Surge" Rachmaninoff.
I've been a proud member of the ACLU for several decades.
This link ("ACLU, Enemy of the State") is quite a telling indictment of George II's war on civil liberty.