War is Peace, Mistakes Were Made
Ah, the euphemistic language of war. As I am far from the first person to point out, since WWII, the United States hasn't had a Department of War, but a "Department of Defense" (why not just go whole-hog and call it the "Department of Peace"?) Dead civilians are "collateral damage." And let's not forget that lovely T-word, which has spread like a virus ever since 9/11 (not that it wasn't popular before). I refer in this case to Ariel Sharon's well-known claim that Israeli Defense (that word again!) Forces incursions into the West Bank were rooting out a "terrorist infrastructure." Israeli tanks finally rolled out of the Jenin refugee camp today (and into Gaza), but they left death and massive destruction in their wake: does this look like a "terrorist infrastructure" to you?