Thank you for listening, and understanding.
I don't care about the terrorist here. The President, by saying the first thing that comes to his mind here (and elsewhere), is debasing himself, debasing the office, and debasing civil discourse.
If the President had said that in a moment of regular human vulnerability / "weakness" (such he got caught in the choke of tears or anger) I wouldn't have minded nearly so much, as it just shows how he was affected by it. But I watched his remarks (in the same video I linked in my previous post), he does not appear moved by events. From what I recall it was a very measured, dry, unemotional, response (though maybe it just seems that way anytime he is on a teleprompter because it contrasts so much with his usual style). So, it seems he was, just by reflect, using his stand-by, school-yard-taunts.
We change their name (how's dry rot?), and eventually we either turn callous, and/or we start responding to the new term as we did the old one. If we did, whatever the new term/label is should be one we choose for us, not for them.
Edited by sierraleone, 23 May 2017 - 07:34 PM.