Best Defense

Against ‘taking out’

The other day Donald Trump said we need to “take out” the families of terrorists.

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The other day Donald Trump said we need to “take out” the families of terrorists. This gives me the opportunity to say how much I dislike that phrase. If we are going to talk about killing someone, I don’t think we should use euphemisms.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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