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Chapman: Kerry says this won't be war
George Orwell wrote that political language "is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." His thesis was vindicated today by John Kerry, who told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that in attacking Syria, "I don't believe we're going to war. I just don't believe it." What, then? "Limited military action" is Kerry's preferred term.
September 4, 2013