Words

Charles Krauthammer talks about Words and War at NRO.

What is striking is how much of the debate in Washington about Iraq has to do with not the war but the words. Who owns them, who deploys them, who uses them as a bludgeon.

The argument has devolved into the nuance of which words to use and not the fundamental concepts of the circumstances at hand. This is why the politicians are suffering such low esteem – they are worried about words first and issues second and have lost sight of which is the master and which is the servant.

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