Admitting I’m Wrong: “Insurgents”

January 4th, 2005

If there’s one thing I admire, it’s people who are willing to acknowledge when they’re wrong. In that spirit, I must concede my sister’s point: "Insurgent" comes from roots meaning "rising up," not my assumed meaning of "surging in." definitions for "insurgent"

So, it’s a perfectly accurate word to describe the anti-American (and quite arguably anti-Iraqui) fighters in Iraq.

But I still think there’s Rove-spin behind it.

  1. Janet Roth
    January 5th, 2005 at 12:59 | #1

    It’s always good to listen to your big sister.

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