Excellent article; what's in a name...
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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Dec 10, 2008 at 15:59
Thank you, Daniel Pipes, for another excellent article. I agree that nothing short of another 9/11 (quadrupled, many times) will shake us from our stupor - and, I would add, cowardice - of replacing spades with solecism.
Speaking of "nomenclature", Obama yet again reveals his apptitude for ambiguity in stating he will use his full name, Barack Hussein Obama, at his inauguration, because -
"I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow that tradition."
"Tradition"? What tradition? Jimmy Carter used...Jimmy Carter. Ronald Regan used...Ronald Regan.
Obama states his choice to include "Hussein" makes no statement one way or another.
What a fool.
Here's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Barack H. (hint) Obama - and our nation (the whole world will be watching) - to send a huge message to Islamists.
What if, during WWII, a similar circumstance had presented itself?
"I, Frankilin Adolf Roosevelt, do solemly swear..."
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