Events On The Ground...

The phrase "events on the ground" is one that is ready to be retired. Like when you hear them say, "Troop levels in Iraq will be dictated by events on the ground." I guess this is to differentiate between events in the sky. So all you people flying kites in Iraq and thinking it's going to drive out our troops - guess again! Or maybe there is some sort of radically different gravitational pull in Iraq and some events just sort of hover. It is a meaningless use of words. Just say "events in Iraq". We'll assume they're happening on the ground. Besides, can't you see you're confusing the shit out of poor Dickie.

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