“Tough” and “Harsh”

· dKo journal, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

Bush alters rules for interrogations, AP, 7/20/07
The Supreme Court had ruled in June 2006 that trying detainees in military tribunals violated U.S. and international law, so Bush urged Congress to change the law. He also insisted that the law authorize CIA agents to use tough methods to interrogate suspected terrorists.
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DKo: I have found that the choice between the terms “tough” and “harsh” occurs with remarkable frequency and is exceptionally well worth watching.