"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Monday, May 15, 2006

US hails raids near Baghdad, Sunnis cry "atrocity"

According to Reuters:

U.S. forces killed over 40 Iraqi rebels in raids and air strikes near Baghdad, the military said on Monday, but leading clerics from the Sunni minority accused the Americans of an "atrocity" that killed two dozen civilians.

Iraqi rebels are "civilians." Are we referring to them as "rebels" now? Does it have a better ring to it than "insurgents?" The twisting rewrite begins anew.


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