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Peace Process War

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Submitted by Jonathan Rick (United States), Jan 5, 2005 at 08:29

How about the "Peace Process War," a coinage by Robert Tracinski?

From http://www.aynrand.org/site/News2?JServSessionIdr010=44mm9r7zi1.app7a&page=NewsArticle&id=5166&news_iv_ctrl=1021:

"World War I was once called 'the war to end all wars'; after a century of further wars, that phrase has come to have an ironic meaning. In the same spirit of irony, the brewing Arab-Israeli conflict should be called 'the Peace Process War.'"

From http://capmag.com/article.asp?id=1285:

"Consider the repeated cycle of the past year. First, Shimon Peres or an American envoy negotiates a new ceasefire, which Israel is pressured to accept for fear of abandoning the 'peace process' and losing U.S. support. Within 24 hours, usually, the Associated Press posts an unintentionally comic headline like their June 14 zinger: 'New Shooting Tests Mid-East Cease Fire.' It is only in the never-never land of the 'peace process' that new shooting doesn't break a cease-fire, but merely 'tests' it."
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