I’ve been hearing all about some technique called “shaqinaw” for the past two days on television. I assumed it was some technical term, perhaps coined by General Shaqinaw of the Cavalry, to describe a way of attacking the enemy.
It wasn’t until I read it in print that I realized the term is “shock and awe,” which is described as:
…necessary effects arising from application of military power… aimed at destroying the will of an adversary to resist.
That, apparently, is what the Big Bombs will be used to inflict on the people of Iraq.