When did the United States become "The Homeland?" Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I never heard this usage until we entered the "post-9/11 world," that is, entered the looking-glass. It seems strange to me that political consultants can come up with something like this for Bush to use in his speeches and it simply enters the language. Where's the filter of skepticism and common sense? Now I read speeches by Obama using the term, without irony.
Yankee, go back to your homeland!