coalition --> umbrella

William Salmon william.salmon at YALE.EDU
Sun Jul 23 20:37:44 UTC 2006

>From Time/CNN, Iraq the word-spoiler:

"By sending Rice to the region, the White House is gambling that Arab
governments fear the Hizballah militants more than they resent the
Israelis. This may help the Secretary of State create what she
envisions as an "umbrella"?-the word coalition having been spoiled by
Iraq?-of Arab allies willing to condemn terrorism."

It's difficult to tell if Iraq's spoiling of 'coalition' was suggested
by Rice or the Time author. It will be interesting to see if 'umbrella'
catches on though.


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