Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Appropriate Word Choice

I know my British friends feel like political incorrectness has stifled speech in Britain the way I believe it has in the U.S. But every so often you get someone in public life who calls something by its name -- and it is wonderful when the word choice is absolutely "spot-on". Yesterday, when sentencing the terrorists to life in prison, Justice Richard Henriques called it:

"a most grave and wicked conspiracy."

The individuals were actually sentenced to 40, 36 and 32 years minimum, but at their ages, that effectively means life in prison. In the U.S. we call that "getting LWOP'd".

Score one for the good guys. And many, many thanks to the countless people involved in the investigation and prevention of another 9/11. The majority of them go unnoticed and underappreciated. If you know/love someone who works in this field, please tell them a big

from me.



Anonymous said...

And Thank you from me as well :)

Quilldancer said...

And a thank you from me as well.

One of the good things to come in the wake of 911 is a better understanding of just how much risk and sacrifice is taken on by all who choose to serve and protect the public.