Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

So the Bush administration is


So the Bush administration is referring to their opponents in Fallujah as “terrorists.” Hold the phone, boys.
I can get behind calling people who hijack planes and fly them into buildings terrorists. I can even accept when Al Queda sneaks into Iraq and blows stuff up, it could be defined as terrorism. But calling a bunch of Iraqis responding to an occupying power “terrorists” is ridiculous. Insurgents, sure. Rebels….eh, I’ll give it a pass. But labeling everything “terror” this and “terror” that just dilutes the meaning of an already diluted word.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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