Tidbits for Political Junkies with Short Attention Spans & Hearty Appetites


Thursday, April 08, 2004

Rent-a-SEAL Terminology Watch

We can now add to my earlier list of possible formulations for those mysterious "Civilian Contractors." The Washington post strikes a nice balance, with private commandos.

Of course, we may soon need another term: it seems that the Private Military Firms that employ these guys are now banding together to form "the largest private army in the world." Cheery thought, isn't it? The Post's Dana Priest and Mary Pat Flaherty have the details.

My question is this: what do we call this new Alliance of the Shadowy? Rambo-rama? Commandos-R-Us? Strike Force Deniability?

Again, I'd love to hear your suggestions.


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