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Spoonfeeding George Bush

by | 13th, December 2006

Quote : “I don’t want to put too much in his mouth now, but there was not one bit of argument.” Lawrence Eagleburger, secretary of state under the first President Bush, quoted in the New York Times.

Figure of Speech: apophasis (a-PA-pha-sis), the deny- you’re- saying- it figure. From the Greek, meaning “denial.”

The Iraq Study Group presented its findings to President Bush in what amounts to one big helping of crow. The question is whether Bush will eat it. Grizzled diplomat Larry Eagleburger expresses hope in the form of an apophasis, an ironic figure of thought in which the speaker stresses a point through the very act of denying he’s making it. I

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