Thursday, June 04, 2009
I heard a news story yesterday concerning General McChrystal's philosophy on the Afghan War which he described as a "Holistic approach to the Afghan War". I'm pretty sure that I have never heard the word holistic used as an adjective for war. I thought that I must have heard it wrong because I didn't hear anyone on the news commenting on it but sure enough I heard right . Though I think I understand what the guy means I can't help but cringe at the use of such a phrase.