A Matter of Terminology

2008-02-09

People keep talking about the war in Iraq. Is it war? As far as I can see, the war ended when Saddam Hussein was captured. Since that time, the conflict has been not a war but an occupation.

The war removed Saddam's regime; the occupation has been an attempt at nation-building.

We must be accurate in our language if we are to be clear in our thinking.


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