Friday, January 12, 2007

'Surge' vs. 'Escalation'

Thank you, Media Matters, for doing the work, so I don't have to.

I will add that I've long thought a lot of the 'framing' debate was way overplayed, but in the case of the Bush folks, we have to be prepared to examine every single word/phrase/clause that they use because they've all been carefully poll-tested by Frank Luntz to make sure the language will impart maximum advantage.

A troop increase is an escalation of the Iraq War II, no matter what way you look at it. We'll only know it was a 'surge' when the Preznit pulls the troops back out, shortly after putting them in. Until that happens, this is an escalation.

...and read this while you're at it. that's an order.

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