Hagel: I think this speech, given last night by this President, represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam, if it's carried out..
Rice: I think that I don't see it and the President doesn't see it as an escalation. What he sees...
Hagel: Putting 22,000 new troops, more troops in, is not an escalation? Would you call it a decrease? And billions of dollars more?
Rice: I would call it, Senator, an augmentation that allows the Iraqis to deal with this very serious problem that they have in Baghdad
Friday, January 12, 2007
Official Change-of-Terminology Notice
Upon executive order, from today, all augmented intervals and chords or scales based upon said intervals will be now known as "escalated". This is part of a paired, or symmetrical exchange of terms, and prior usage of the term "escalation" will now be deprecated in favor of "augmentation". US Secretary of State Rice formally inaugurated this terminological change in her recent testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: