Top 10 New Orwellian Euphemisms for the War in Libya

Rather than call the conflict in Libya a war, the Obama administration has introduced a new phrase into the popular lexicon. “The way I like to put it is, from our standpoint at the Pentagon, we’re involved in a limited kinetic operation,” says Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. President Obama has consistently used the same locution. As critics ridicule it, Obama and his loyalists may find themselves in need of new Orwellian euphemisms for waging this war. I humbly offer a few suggestions for how they can describe our efforts in Libya going forward.

via Top 10 New Orwellian Euphemisms for the War in Libya – Conor Friedersdorf – Politics – The Atlantic.

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