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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Ace, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So W is expected to announce a "surge" in troops in Iraq this week.

    My question is that since this is obviously a word the White House is floating to make an increase in troops sound as good as possible, why are media outlets using this word at all?

    Why not say that Bush is expected to increase the troop level in Iraq by 20,000.

    I know why the White House wants to use the word. It sounds strong, it sounds temporary. But why does the media buy into this crap so often?
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    It's like the whole strategy over there is being made up on the fly. Like they still haven't thought ahead to even what tomorrow may bring.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The kind of "surge" Bush doesn't want you talking about:

  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    The kind of Surge nobody wants to talk about:
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Could you say that post padding causes a surge in one's post count?
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I was thinking the same thing. Remember the commercials...."SUUUURRRRRRGGE!" and then a mad rush for the Surge can that looked like an XFL coin flip?
  7. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    According to CNN this morning, surge is no longer the preferred word. The preferred word is now a plusup. The anchor asked the reporter if he'd looked that up to see if it was an actual word. I thought that was a pretty good dig at this administration.
  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Plusup? This sounds doubleplusungood.
  9. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    We're at war with Terror. We've always been at war with Terror.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    If they send the 10th Mountain Div it will be the "Surge of The Light Brigade"
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Half a league, half a league, half a league onward.

    Nice ref, boom...
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