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Friday, November 18, 2005

“Incentivized”

Posted by on November 18 at 15:25 PM

In Jack Murtha’s Nov. 17 press statement on the Iraq War, he said:

I believe with a U.S. troop redeployment, the Iraq security forces will be incentivized to take control.

Murtha said many fine things in this speech, but someone should’ve prevented his use of the word “incentivized”; surely motivated serves the purpose much better? I’m all for neologisms, but this was a linguistic felony.