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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tomayto - Tomahto
What's in a name? That which we call an abattoir would still stink as bad.
If they can't even decide what to call it, what makes anyone think this delusional bunch of crooks, dolts and reactionary true-believers have the slightest chance of fixing the problem?

White House Wages War of Words Over 'Civil' Term
Peter BakerWashington Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, November 29, 2006; PageA16

The carnage in Iraq is "sectarian violence," President Bush says. It's a
"struggle for freedom," the "central front in the war on terror." It is not, no matter how much it may look like it, a civil war.Forget the debate over what to do about the war in Iraq. The White House is still debating what to call the war in Iraq. With retired generals, analysts, politicians and pundits increasingly using the term "civil war," the Bush administration insists that the definition does not fit as part of its latest effort to control the words of war.

Because what we call it and how we frame the debate is so much more important than what we do about it. How about instead of "cancer" we call it "happyfluffybunnyitis" instead? Sort of the way they call it a "setback at the polls" instead of a "complete electoral ass-kicking."


Scout said...

tomato, tomahto, iraq war, war on terrorits....let's call the whole thing off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

btw, your first link isn't working , who knows, could be a blogger quirk of the day.

the rev. said...

Well spotted scout, link is fixed now ( I think) it's to the full Washington Post article.