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Thursday, March 13, 2014

David Ignatius, "For Putin, a possible Pyrrhic victory": Providing "Euphemism" With New Meaning

David Ignatius, a longstanding member of the Obama cheerleader squad, is back today with a new Washington Post opinion piece entitled "For Putin, a possible Pyrrhic victory" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-for-putin-a-possible-pyrrhic-victory/2014/03/12/109c6130-aa23-11e3-9e82-8064fcd31b5b_story.html?hpid=z2), which seeks to explain away the president's procrastination regarding Putin's invasion of Crimea. Ignatius concludes:

"The Ukraine showdown, in a sense, has been a confrontation, as Kerry argues, between a 19th-century worldview and a 21st-century approach. Putin’s moves on the ground have been decisive, with immediate impact. The U.S.-led response has been collective, deliberative and slower to emerge."

Obama's response to Putin's invasion of Crimea has been "slower to emerge"? How about, "yet to emerge"?

Remind me to cite Ignatius when I compile a list of 2014's finest foreign affairs euphemisms.

1 comment:

  1. How about terming Obama's "policy" Academic Failure....

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