Thursday, August 26, 2010

Manipulating language -- the latest attempt by the POTUS?

President Obama is scheduled to give an address next Tuesday about the "end" of combat operations in Iraq.

Antiwar.com: Combat Pay to Continue in Iraq, Pentagon Assures


But the Pentagon is reassuring those troops that their combat pay will not be taken away from them, and that Iraq will continue to be “in the list of designated hostile fire or imminent danger pay areas” going forward.

Is hazardous duty or some similar name the same as "combat" pay, even if the amounts are the same? I'll have to ask Sarge.

Regarding the situation in Iraq: So what is the reality? American forces won't be on the offense any more, just on the defense?

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