Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Abizaid Goes "Extreme"

General John Abizaid, head of U.S. Central Command in the Middle East, makes a strong contribution to the ongoing Pentagon effort to spread the "extreme" meme. In a 16-minute interview with Jim Lehrer on last night's NewsHour, he managed to use the term "extremist" 11 times! Meanwhile, he only referred to "terror" or "terroists" five times. He even manages to slip in a "struggle against extremists", one of my personal favorites. A fine showing, General!

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