Friday, December 21, 2007

 

Euphemism of the Day

liability relief: retroactive immunity from charges of criminal acts, amnesty

"Liability relief" is what the majority of the U.S. Congress hope to provide for AT&T and other telecommunications giants for their criminal role in spying on Americans at the behest of the National Security Agency (NSA).

"Liability relief" should be distinguished from "pardon," which removes the punishment but not the fact of the crime, as George Bush granted to "Scooter" Libby.

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