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January 23, 2005

Howard Dean: "This is a war for the survival of the United States as we know it"

You may assume he was talking about the War on Terror.

You'd be wrong.

From the context of his statement as reported in this article, he's talking about the political "war" to re-establish Democratic control:

But numerous party activists turned out as well to meet the candidates and offer their views on how the party can emerge from minority status.

"This is a war for the survival of the United States as we know it," Dean declared at a breakfast meeting with labor leaders and Hispanic activists.

Once again: They won't call a genuine war a "war," but they insist on describing internal politics with just that word.

I would prefer if they called wars "wars" and politics "politics," but what do I know.

Meanwhile...

The Rev. John R. Odams, pastor of Pilgrim Church, United Church of Christ, in Boston’s Dorchester section, said he wasn’t worried [about the terror threat to Boston].

“Emotional terrorism is probably a greater threat to us,” he said as he waited for a train. “We need to look at the bigger picture.

“It seems there are so many other dangers in our society that end up getting ignored — housing, homelessness, poverty — that are in some ways more threatening,” Odams said. (Emphasis added.)

Emotional terrorism.

Bigger threat than, you know, actual terrorism. Or should I say-- "terrorism."

Link and more commentary at Nerf-Coated World.


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