|Common sense on the definition of "imminent".||czardonic|
Jan 30, 2004 2:10 PM
|"Meanwhile, if the White House didn't itself introduce "imminent" into the lexicon of war-boosting, it certainly didn't mind hearing it used. On Jan. 26, 2003, when a CNN reporter asked, "Is he [Saddam Hussein] an imminent threat to U.S. interests, either in that part of the world or to Americans right here at home?" White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett answered: "Well, of course he is." (http://www.tompaine.com/feature2.cfm/ID/9869)
Asked, if the threat "imminent", the White House concurred.
|Would you say that statement was false?||TJeanloz|
Jan 30, 2004 2:31 PM
|"Is he [Saddam Hussein] an imminent threat to U.S. interests, either in that part of the world or to Americans right here at home?"
I'd say that SH was an imminent threat to U.S. interests "in that part of the world".
"at home?" No.
But in "that part of the world" I think Hussein was a constant, imminent "threat" to U.S. interests.
|I'm not affiliated with the White House (nm)||czardonic|
Jan 30, 2004 2:34 PM
|to US Interests?, yes...to US security? No... (nm)||ColnagoFE|
Jan 30, 2004 3:18 PM
|The question was interests, not security (nm)||TJeanloz|
Feb 2, 2004 6:08 AM
|tomorow, next week, next year||rufus|
Jan 30, 2004 3:37 PM
|the definition's a bit fuzzy.|| |