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GOP wants `cut and run' label to stick

Analysts: Branding of Democrats' war policy could pay off

By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / June 21, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- It began in the 1700s as nautical shorthand for a swift retreat, a commander's order to slash his ship's anchor chain and outrace overwhelming enemy fire. Over centuries, as sailing ships gave way to ironclads, the phrase drifted to the linguistic backwater. (Full article: 605 words)

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