My latest blog at The Nation website -- Obama and the Big Dogs -- http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090504/greider?rel=hp_currently drew complaints for crudely sexist language. I was deliberately in bad taste. There is always a crude physical level to power struggles, seldom discussed in polite circles but well familiar to participants. Yes, this is "guy talk" but women are learning the language too. How often we hear someone admire a rising politician by
Reading the Washington Post this morning, I had to re-read the story twice. The first paragraph talked about "harsh interrogation technques." The second graf referred to "enhanced interrogation practices." What are they talking about? The third graf mentioned "the possibility of legal jeopardy for those who formulated the interrogaton policy." Which policy is that? The one "which critics say amounted to torture."