Friday, June 20, 2014

#172 / Another Metaphor

In my posting yesterday, I suggested that the health impacts of "morcellation," a surgical technique used to cut out diseased or otherwise problematic tissues from inside the body, might be a good metaphor for the effects of our military interventions in other countries. 

Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation, suggests a different metaphor: 

When we move in with guns blazing, we tend to spark a lot more fires than we extinguish.

You can read the entirety of Vanden Heuvel's remarks by clicking this link to her editorial statement in The Washington Post, urging that the President of the United States not intervene militarily, again, in Iraq.

That's good advice, in my opinion. Whatever metaphor is used.

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