Monday, April 03, 2006

Holy hoot

Some of the buzz around DTRA's new bunker buster (here and here) focuses on unfamiliar second word in its code name divine strake. I had to look this up too (guessing, probably wrongly, the mining connection from among the OED definitions).

But the first part of its designation under the nickname exercise codeword system seems more in keeping with a situation in which leading figures on both sides have a mind set for religious war.

Will the Iranian white whale (the hoot) live up to its description?

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