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Thursday, July 17, 2008



Say it with me. Because the media, once again, is happy to fall right in line with the White House euphemism:
Pentagon leaders on Wednesday signaled a surge in U.S. forces in Afghanistan "sooner rather than later," a shift that could send some units there within weeks, as officials prepare to cut troop levels in Iraq.
Sending more troops to Afghanistan isn't a "surge." It's an es-cal-a-tion. However, headlines announcing "U.S. plans to escalate war in Afghnistan" don't go over so well with the public.

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