Leftist Wordsmithing

Don’t like the meaning of a word? If you’re a Democrat, you can freely change it to whatever suits your agenda best.

Congresswoman Attempts to Redefine the Phrase ‘Occupying Force’:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s use of the term "occupying force" to describe the U.S. military presence in Iraq was not a "harsh term," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.), who attempted to redefine the terminology.

"I believe that we can, if you will, change "occupying’s" definition to being collaborators — collaborators with the Iraqi people and moving them toward their own self-government," Jackson Lee told Cybercast News Service on Wednesday night at the U.S. Capitol following President Bush’s State of the Union address.

"So I think it is not a harsh term. We were there occupying, if you will, and we needed to do so for a certain degree, if you believe that the war created the havoc that occurred," Jackson Lee said.

"I think you can look at the U.S. presence in [Iraq] many different ways; and for large numbers of Iraqi people, despite the democratic elections [on Sunday], we are occupying," she added.

Stupid is as stupid does.


  1. Jesse Green says:

    Hey PunditGuy,

    Sorry bro – I’m going to have to disagree with you on this one. By the very definition of the word “occupy” that’s what we’re doing over there. I think it’s fair to say, from any political angle, that our forces routed Saddam’s military and occupied the space that remained. And while many of the Iraqi population view our existence there as a positive one (after all, they do now have free elections), there still are plenty that wish our very existence was non-existent. It’s two different sides to the same story – bottomline…eventually we’ll need to go, and I think that’s what Pelosi was referring to.

  2. Weekly Jackass Number Twelve: Sheila Jackson Lee

    Earlier this year, Lee attempted to explain away Nancy Pelosi’s referral to the United States as an occupying force in Iraq:

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s use of the term “occupying force” to describe the U.S. military presence in Iraq was …

  3. Sheila’s not a very bright lady is she.

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