Friday, July 28, 2006

Shocking language

As a wordsmith for hire, I agree that it's about the words you use. But two days for the UN Security Council to haggle out its statement over Israel's killing of Peacekepers in Lebanon? That's extreme. They couldn't agree if it were a condemnation or just a concern. They finally settled for the watered-down "deeply shocked an distressed" at Israel's missile hitting the UN observation post.

At least it has a nice resonance with Bush's 'shock and awe' in Iraq. Not much consolation for families of the killed UN soldiers, though. Neither is this post.

The ABC has the story here.

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