“The Iraqi Civil War is getting worse”

Much is made about "framing" the argument. Well here's an easy one: instead of saying "Iraq is on the brink of a civil war" or "Iraq is teetering on the edge of civil war," refer to the Iraqi Civil War in the context of something else.

For example: instead of saying, "The violence is getting so bad in Iraq that some people are saying it's a civil war."  Instead, say, "The violence in the Iraq Civil War is getting much worse in the past two weeks." 

In other words, keep planting the phrase "Iraqi Civil War"  in other sentences. The phrase will catch on and the frame will be where it should be.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. highatus
    Jul 14, 2006 @ 16:40:00

    all well and good, but i don't think iraq is the focal point of the day.


  2. Timmy!
    Jul 14, 2006 @ 16:49:00

    It's a thought I had and I wanted to write it down before I forgot again. No biggie, it's meant for political bloggers, not for Vox bloggers.

    As for Iraqi Civil War and our current occupation not being the focal point of the day, I don't know why it isn't the focal point of the day, every day, until we're out. That's what the soldiers say.


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