Sunday, May 16, 2004
"Suspected insurgents attacked a coalition combat patrol in southern Afghanistan (news - web sites), killing one American soldier and wounding two others, the U.S. military said Sunday."
If one isn't reading closely one might assume this happened in Iraq; so what's up with calling the Afghanistan fighters insurgents now? Are we trying to further blend the two wars, when in fact they have nothing to do with one another? Or is it less insidious and they are just running out of terms(terrorist, thugs, killers)? Later in the article they refer to them as Taliban, so are they giving the Taliban a more positive connotation now by referring to them as rebels against an authority in power?