Jon Stewart recently did a segment on the Daily Show about the doublespeak of the Bush administration. Those of you who have read Orwell's 1984 will recognize the tactic although perhaps be chilled that it's actually being used. Jon would run clips of the Bush team saying that, for example, "timelines or timetables are dangerous" for withdrawing from Iraq. But now that Iraquis have demanded that we set a timeline, the Bush administration is talking about an "aspirational time horizon." (Condi)
"See timelines are dangerous. What we need is a horizon--a withdrawal strategy named after something that no matter how long you head towards it you never quite reach it." 8/05/08
I don't know whether to laugh or cry--or send more money to Obama's campaign.