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  •  Finally, Bill Schneider of CNN (1+ / 0-)
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    says it's an escalation. Here's part of the story from Media Matters:
    On the January 5 edition of CNN's The Situation Room, senior political analyst Bill Schneider suggested that Bush administration officials and other Republican figures have used the word "surge" to describe possible plans to increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq because "it sounds temporary." Schneider noted that an alternative term for such a proposal -- "escalation" -- "sounds long-term." Frederick W. Kagan and Senator John McCain have made clear that they envision a "sustained" increase, perhaps for as long as 18 months. But despite these facts and despite the implication of "surge," according to Schneider, CNN anchors and reporters have used the term "surge" numerous times to describe the potential increase.

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