Wow. Word parsing at a totally new level.
Over the last few decades, our nation (and indeed the world) has seen an effort to soften the blows of words and titles, names, etc., in order to try to make things seem not as they are, or, to at least try to make some terms or titles less degrading.
“Garbage Man” became “urban sanitation engineer”. Midgets/Dwarfs became “vertically challenged”. In 1988, at the behest of Jesse Jackson, “black” became “african american”, (but apparently gave his blessing for blacks to call each other ‘nigger’ at will in casual daily conversation). “Housewife” became “domestic engineer”, or “stay at home mom” for those women who chose not to become a “career seeking matriarch”. “Secretary”? Now “administrative assistant”, or “executive assistant”. And of course, the Subway guy behind the counter is a “sandwich artist”.
But attempting to change the meaning of the word “war”? Why would Obama do such a thing? I think we all know why.
The meaning of the word “war” has been changed by the Obama administration before. Remember we had a “war on terror”? The current jack-ass in chief decided we would call that a “contingency operation”. This of course was done to try to soften the image of what we thought of our fellow human beings that are muslims. It was done for a variety of reasons, that have more to do with foolish attempts to put a subtle deception on the face of what we are really doing, facing, attempting to achieve.
Hmmmm. Looks to me like what we are doing in Libya is war, regardless of the U.N. umbrella it is operating under. Apparently Barry thinks it is instead a “kinetic military action”.
I’m not going to call the president stupid. I’m going to call him “reality challenged”. Rather than wish him the most rapid departure from the White House, I will instead pray for a “successful peaceful quadrennial appointment of a new head of state”.
Until then, I guess we are going to have to get used to this double-talking, watered down approach to dealing with the harsh realities this nation and this world are facing.