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Battles and Wars

Pretty good speech from President Bush today at the University of South Carolina. He does something in it that I hadn’t noticed before: He refers to the “battle of Afghanistan” and the “battle of Iraq.” He’s not calling either one a war. What he means, apparently, is that each is a separate engagement within the war on terrorism.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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