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Thursday, September 03, 2009


The death of euphemism...but not of Afghans

Well, at least something died:
U.S. officials are planning to add as many as 14,000 combat troops to the American force in Afghanistan by sending home support units and replacing them with "trigger-pullers," Defense officials say.

"It makes sense to get rid of the clerks and replace them with trigger-pullers," said one Pentagon official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the plans have not been announced.
Nothing like an honest description what U.S. troops are actually doing in Afghanistan (and Iraq), instead of the usual "bringing democracy" nonsense.

Update: Looking at this a day later, I realize the headline is totally misworded. It should say "and the continued death of Afghans." I guess my brain was thinking "but not the death of the death of Afghans" or something like that. Oh well.

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