"Your conclusion then is that we should throw away the dictionary because every word was taken, at some point or another, to have a meaning other than its standard one." - Ben Gurion No, Ben Gurion, that is your conclusion. The Nazis began their purge of Jews by first taking small steps - all in the name of "national security" - that led, emboldened by a cowed, adoring and predisposed population, to even bigger steps. The steps became strides that ultimately morphed into the thunderous stomp of millions of German boots. The denial of human rights - all in the name of security - is a slippery slope, my friend. And, I put it to you, that Israel is on that slope and the traction on it is becoming more hazardous. Words only find "standard" or "mainstream" meaning in the actions they are used to describe or intentions they are meant to convey such that there is little or no room for misunderstanding.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
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