Obama, Rumsfeld, and the language of war

Words matter. A lot.

Donald Rumsfeld
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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in a recent appearance on Greta, became the latest conservative to bash President Obama's claim that the attack on a kosher grocery store in Paris earlier this year was "random." Rumsfeld averred: "When you systematically kill Jews and kill Christians — and say that's what you're doing — it's not random, it's purposeful."

"The only way you can deal with something like that is call it what it is, deal with it," Rumsfeld said. "If you deny what the problem is, you can't even get started."

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