Glossary of Terms in Iraq War
A Handy Guide to Understanding Iraq War Jargon
By Joe Bodolai (c) 2010, All rights reserved
A-10 Warthog – Female journalists’ nickname for Wolf Blitzer
Embedded – Journalists “in bed” with the U.S. military. Signs of wishful embedding include former military men flirting openly on air with Paula Zahn.
MRE’s – prepackaged rations, stands for “Meals Ready to Expel”
Bunker Busters – The result of consuming MRE’s.
Target-Rich Environment – bar full of single women
Qusay and Uday – Original Pig Latin names of Saddam Hussein’s sons.
Special Republican Guard – Dick Cheney, Trent Lott, and other senior GOP officials
Nebuchadnezzar Republican Guard – Joe Lieberman
“Human Intelligence” – opposite of “military intelligence”
Collateral Damage – Reduction in real estate value caused by bombing civilian areas. Oh, and death of civilians.
WMD — Washington Men in Denial
Drones — Members of U.S. Congress obediently voting for war funding
Attritted – Archaic English term for “bombed the crap out of”
Heard on the Arab Street – Made up by FOX News