Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama's "Offer" of "Sticks", a Linguistic Dilemma?

From Left I On the News:

Barack Obama said today that he plans "to offer carrots and sticks" to Iran in order to deal with the alleged nuclear problem with Iran. But here's the thing. You "offer" people carrots. You don't "offer" people sticks. You threaten them with sticks... Obama understands this, of course. It just doesn't sound as pleasant when you say it.
Sounds like Obama's "gonna make them an 'offer' they can't refuse."

Heh, unfortunately, his "sticks" are more like twigs anyway.

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