Monthly Archives: March 2013

Weapon words

I think it’s a fairly haughty thing we allow our news reporters to do when they say that a particular bomb was “homemade” or “improvised” or any other adjective of that nature. Because they were not factory made, the enemy’s weapons are somehow more evil (or perhaps less respectable?) than ours. No news report ever mentions the provenance of any of our bombs, drones or tanks.