Expat Yank has a great post up which points out a curious comment in a review of the documentary Nightmare in Jamestown in Slate:
Descriptions of the guerrilla-style Native American warfare that blindsided the Jamestown settlers can’t help but evoke parallels with our modern-day colonial venture in Iraq. The settlers “had complete faith in the superiority of their technology and their culture,” the narrator intones, all but chuckling grimly as he goes on to describe how inadequate the settlers’ armor was against Indian arrowheads, or how an Algonquin warrior could fire up to 10 arrows in the 30 seconds required to reload a matchlock musket.
This sentiment seems to be based upon:
A) The United States is running a colonization program in Iraq
B) The natives in Colonial America won
This isn’t a post to argue the rights and wrongs of the colonization of North America. This isn’t a post to argue the rights and wrongs of US expansion in the 1800s. This isn’t a post to argue the rights and wrongs of America’s treatment of the Native American Indians.
This is a post which points out very misinformed commentary on American policy during a time of war. Go read Expat Yank for more.