My poll on “What’s going on in Iraq now?” garnered the votes of
A war: 0
A U.S.-led occupation:3
A police action: 1
I asked the question because of a somewhat heated debate with my husband recently. Just today NPR used the word “war” again, referring to the Iraqi situation. CNN and the Chicago Tribune still use the term. I guess it’s just a handy shorthand, if incorrect.
So, you who voted “other,” please explain in the comments section. What is it?