Well, Lott doesn't really confuse me (although I think he's truly confused himself). But this, from the wires, confuses the hell out of me:<br><br>"Secretary of State Colin Powell is assuring the Arab world the Bush administration's demand for regime change in Iraq aims at disarmament, not ousting President Saddam Hussein. <br><br>" 'If he cooperates, then the basis of changed-regime policy has shifted because his regime has, in fact, changed its policy to one of cooperation,' Powell said in an interview with a London-based Arab newspaper released Monday by the State Department."<br><br>Now, in a very different kind of way, this reminds me a little of Clinton's "depends what 'is' is" talk. I always thought I knew what "regime change" meant, but I guess that depends, like the meaning of "is" depends.<br><br>(What follow is not meant to defend Clinton, who is indefensible in many things, and in his sex life in particular, although I think that's more a matter for Mrs. Clinton than for me to complain about, but philosophically speaking the meaning of "is" does present a problem. In Spanish, at least, we make a distinction between pure being and state of being, using two verbs where English has only one.)<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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