October 17, 2008
From the final presidential debate of the campaign. terrifying during the debate was the moment when John McCain was comparing himself and Obama to Goldwater and Jack Kennedy when he described JFK’s assassination as something like this: “the intervention…” (eyes open wide, eyebrows high, grabs nose) “…err tragedy in Dallas…”
Of course it was an intervention– in economic terms it would be a “correction” from the point of view of the continuing government, to replace the errant president.
“Intervention” is a well known C.I.A. term for an assassination operation, and also commonly phrased in terms of military interventions.