Quote of the day
Mickey Kaus wonders if the latest White House foreign policy euphemism could be a little more euphemistic.
According to the WSJ, the Obama White House has decided on a new phrase to distinguish its latest Middle East policy from old-style “regime change.”
Instead of pushing for immediate regime change—as it did to varying degrees in Egypt and now Libya—the U.S. is urging protesters from Bahrain to Morocco to work with existing rulers toward what some officials and diplomats are now calling “regime alteration.”
Good luck to Obama with that. But doesn’t “regime alteration” sound a bit harsh? I mean, if you were the ruler of Bahrain or Saudi Arabia, would you want your regime “altered.” I’m thinking of my cat here.