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March 21, 2011

NYT: "Dozens of fighters retreated to a checkpoint around 12 miles north of Ajdabiya..."

"Dozens of fighters retreated"?
"Dozens" is not a good word in war when discussing your ally. For example, during WWII, there were downsides to having the Soviet Union as America's ally, but at least the word "dozens" didn't come up much. At this point, the rebel army sounds like they'd have trouble with the forces of The Humongous and Wez in Road Warrior. -- Steve Sailer': America's New Strategic Allies, Part 2

Posted by Vanderleun at March 21, 2011 7:21 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Actually the words "dozens" was frequently bandied about when speaking about the Red Army, but it was almost always followed with "of divisions"

Posted by: Call me Lennie at March 24, 2011 3:34 PM

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