August 28, 2005

Will this new language catch on?

The latest strategy of the Left?

I just caught liberal pundit Eleanor Clift on "The McLaughlin Group" calling American soldiers "mercenaries." Why? Because they get paid for soldiering!

Conservative talking head Tony Blankley rightly corrected her: Mercenaries fight for money for any flag or purpose. Just like NY Rep. Charlie Rangel's "bring back the draft" gambit, Clift's terminology also denounces the very concept of free will.

UPDATE: Looks like Clift may have gotten her idea here. But Bruce R. shreds it up. (h/t Jon Ray.)

Posted by Felix at August 28, 2005 01:22 PM | TrackBack

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So, I guess we either have a "mercenary" army that is paid, a 'slave' army that is not, or no army at all. I think I can guess Kennedy's preference.
Kennedy's pronouncements come up often when bloggers want an easy target. I can see why.

Posted by: mikem at August 28, 2005 09:40 PM

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