Naming the enemy

At first, the enemy was Saddam. ITV still calls it the ‘War on Saddam’. No doubt the government was happy to see them making the distinction they have sought to make in their propaganda.
But of course, as war advances, and success recedes, we must find ourselves new enemies, new parties to demonise and blame.
And the process has begun.
“Early last week generals stopped using the word Fedayeen, which means “someone willing to sacrifice”, and began calling them “irregulars”. Now they describe them as “terrorist death squads” and stress the “terrorist-like” tactics they use.” — Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Captured Iraqi militia fighters may be sent to Guantanamo Bay

About David

I am an environmental writer, journalist and speaker living in Cape Town, South Africa.
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2 Responses to Naming the enemy

  1. fioricet says:

    If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
    — Derek Bok, president of Harvard
    fioricet

  2. fioricet says:

    tramadol MY HOMEWORK WAS NOT STOLEN BY A ONE-ARMED MAN
    MY HOMEWORK WAS NOT STOLEN BY A ONE-ARMED MAN
    MY HOMEWORK WAS NOT STOLEN BY A ONE-ARMED MAN
    MY HOMEWORK WAS NOT STOLEN BY A ONE-ARMED MAN
    Bart Simpson on chalkboard in episode 1F11
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