Friday, August 18, 2006

What's In a Word?

The Associated Press recently reported that “At least 842 people were killed in Lebanon during the 34-day campaign, most of them civilians”, insinuating that Hezbollah’s less technologically sophiscated band of guerilla fighters were more precise in their targeting capabilities then Israel since more then half of Israel’s one-hundred and fifty-seven deaths were military personnel. However a report from an IDF First Sergent contradicts this statement. He says that there were over six-hundred confirmed enemy kills, eight-hundred to one-thousand two-hundred enemy kills were unconfirmed (airstrikes). But you can’t blame the Associated Press really, can you? I mean, ‘most’ is such an ambigious term which could mean practically anything, right?