Words Have Meaning

The Bush Administration’s realization that terminology can be troubling took a long time to happen.  Not everybody is happy.

Santorum rails against Bush admin’s ‘politically correct version of the truth’

Two weeks ago, several Bush administration agencies, including the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counter Terrorism Center, released guidelines on how U.S. officials should talk about terrorism. It’s a mistake to describe Islamic extremists as “jihadists” or “mujahedeen,” the guidelines said, just as it’s wrong to condemn “Islamo-fascism.” As the […]


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