Terminology

Remind anyone who claims we are “at war” in Iraq:

If this is a “war,” then the opponents who attack our troops or civilians are engaged in warfare.  Any civilians who die — whether by wholesale bombing of cities or smaller attacks — by our own definitions, are “collateral damage.”

I never thought I’d hear a phrase that was worse, in its arrogant disrespect for other humans beings, than “collateral damage.”  But Condi Rice managed it. 

She recently referred to troop losses as “acceptable by-product.”

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2 thoughts on “Terminology

  1. Radio report of a news conference sometime in the middle of March. Condi Rice, in an interview about the Walter Reed hospital situation, said that the troop losses were “acceptable by-product.”

    “If true.” Like somebody ELSE’s voice sounds like THAT.

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