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  •  Sometimes framing is very important (2+ / 0-)
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    Coldblue Steele, Vigil Lante

    In this particular case, however, I don't think it makes much of a difference calling it a war.  Whatever it is, it's a mess, it's unpopular, and the American people want us to extricate ourselves from Iraq.  

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by johnny rotten on Thu May 31, 2007 at 05:36:03 PM PDT

    •  It may allow people to relax a little more... (1+ / 0-)
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      about leaving if it is consistently termed what it really is now, an occupation.

      -- We are just regular people informed on issues

      by mike101 on Thu May 31, 2007 at 06:48:36 PM PDT

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    •  But the framing here is most important. (0+ / 0-)

      Due to the fact that the use of the word "war" allows the Right Wing Talking-points Machine to get people to buy into the "winning" frame.  The last "real" war in which the US was involved, WWII, there was a real sense of what could happen if the US wasn't on the "winning" side of the conflict.  Those kinds of fearful images are still in the background of the American Psyche, where the American sheeple will allow themselves to accept whatever their government is telling them is necessary in order to prevent being on the "losing" side.

      As is mentioned elsewhere in this diary, you can't win or lose an Occupation.

      -8.88, -7.77 "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" --Marx

      by wordene on Fri Jun 01, 2007 at 09:43:57 PM PDT

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