Thursday, November 30, 2006

Iraq Is No Quagmire

Quagmire seems to be the word prefered by most lefty bloggers when referring to Iraq and they are just plain wrong. From my life line
Main Entry: quag·mire
Pronunciation: 'kwag-"mI(-&)r, 'kwäg-
Function: noun
1 : soft miry land that shakes or yields under the foot
2 : a difficult, precarious, or entrapping position : PREDICAMENT

That's like referring to bubonic plague as acne or a fourteen car pile-up as a fender bender. Folks this is no "predicament".

Iraq isn't "difficult", its impossible.
Iraq isn't "precarious", its hopeless.
Iraq isn't "entrapping", its a bear trap.

Iraq is an apocalypse, calamity, débâcle, or tragedy, but hardly a "predicament".

May I suggest we all retire "quagmire" for the duration?

Hey, ya like the pretentious use of the word débâcle rather than the pedestrian debacle? I think it adds a certain je ne sais quoi. Oops, more pretention.


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