My dad was KIA in Korea. Not directly relevant, I admit, but President Truman observed:
Q. Mr. President, would it be correct, against your explanation, to call this a police action under the United Nations?
THE PRESIDENT. Yes. That is exactly what it amounts to.
Some of you readers may not be concerned with ancient history, but I see a connection of sorts. Truman – the President who dropped the bombs couldn’t use the word, and we yet again have a White House that plays with words concerning Libya.
Rhodes said. “Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end.”
A bit earlier Jonn noted a poll that said that 17 percent of Americans see President Barack Obama as a strong and decisive military leader?
Why even that many? Burke observed:
“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”
I’ll add, before anyone else does, we no longer teach – or care much about – history.