Archive for September, 2013

Making Foreign Policy Even More “Perfectly Clear”

Friday, September 20th, 2013

International community = fuzzball  for alleged group of world powers but more likely  a ragtag pickup of  bribed followers. e.g., Honduras,  Latvia and Moldavia.

No pinprick = squarepegspeak for righteous denial that you are planning to do what you are planning to do.

Style = suckertalk for belittling  critics for expecting able execution of policy as opposed to a Rube Goldberg  performance.

Trust but verify  =  bumpersticker wishfulbabble that you have little or no expectation of doing.

Quick Guidance for the Syria Spinspeak-afflicted

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Make no mistake = Warning talk for whatever follows will be 100  proof spinspeak.

Let me be perfectly clear =Warning talk for whatever follows will be a mud wall.

Hold accountable = justice spin for all the bad guys can relax and make merry.

Unbelievably small = fogspin for  an alledgedly bold military action comparable to a one-armed security guard arresting a rabid Bengal tiger.

Spinning the Syrian Debate

Friday, September 6th, 2013

proportional = military rubberspeak for we will do whatever we have to do to look as if we know what we are doing.

limited = military calmspeak for not-to-worry.

redline = dipspeak for pseudobackbone doctrine.

reset =   spinspeak for “overcharge” in Russian.

no boots on the ground = Trojanhorsetalk for lite war (fully organic, 99.9 percent fat free).