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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Words? Just Words?

First, water boarding is banned. Next, Gitmo is closed (sort of). Then we get the O’s outreach to Iran in the "I-want-to-be-your-friend" Facebook video. Which helps explain Janet Napolitano’s switch-up of “terrorists” to the less threatening term “man-caused disasters” in referring to people who want to kill us.

I get the I-just-want-to-be-loved angle. But come on: a presidential decree that Bush’s hated global war on terror will henceforth be referred to as “Overseas Contingency Operation?” Overseas Contingency Operation? What is that? An alternative medical plan in case our “nationalized health care reform” doesn’t work out? It sounds like the White House ran a “name-that-war” contest and a bureaucrat from Department 2D won.

You’ve got to love those wily Progressives (aka Liberals)! Offensive objects can be turned into gold if you just get the right word. For example, taxpayers will soon be shelling out to buy “legacy assets” (aka toxic assets) that they couldn’t give away last week. And who can take offense at a “contingency operation?” That’s way better than a war.

Next offensive word on deck? Capitalism. From here-on-in it will be known as Socialism.