Ya Know, the Obama Admin’s Word for W*r is Just as Silly as Sarah Palin’s
Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes to reporters on Air Force One.
“I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone,” Rhodes said. “Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end.
Palin during On the Record with Greta van Susteren.
I haven’t heard the president say that we are at war. And that’s why I, too, am not knowing, do we use the term “intervention,” do we use “war,” do we use “squirmish,” what is it?
Even Jon Stewart was skeptical of the admin’s term.
The difference as to intent should also not be ignored. Rhodes was attempting to avoid a word that would underscore the fact that the Obama admin had initiated a bellicose action against another country.
Palin just goofed up.
Semi-related item: Let the record show that it was Jay Severin, just before his suspension this week for unrelated remarks, who first plugged the admin’s term into Edwin Starr’s song.
What is it good for??