Friday, May 31, 2013

euphemenism for war

"Relying on the term "no-fly-zone" is typical in journalism. But that is a mistake. It obscures the gravity of the news." "Does anyone think he'd describe Syrian planes bombing a U.S. aircraft carrier as "obviating" our naval assets?" "I trust "start a war against Syria" would poll poorly. That's why advocates of that course hide the consequences of what they propose behind a euphemism."