Katie Pavlich assists administration with dictionary definition of ‘war’


On Thursday,White House press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by the press, “What does victory look like here? What does destroy mean?” A smug Earnest answered facetiously that he didn’t bring his Webster’s dictionary.

Today, Earnest managed to confuse matters further by declaring that “the United States is at war with ISIL” just a day after Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States is not at war with ISIL, but rather engaged in a “very significant counterterrorism operation.”

Katie Pavlich wanted to ensure that Earnest wasn’t caught without his Webster’s dictionary today, handily defining “war” for the press secretary.

Earnest: "I'll leave it to others what the legal, academic definition of war may be." (!) Debating what is is, what is war?

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 12, 2014

War: 1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 12, 2014

War: 2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military operations.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 12, 2014

War: 3. a contest carried on by force of arms, as in a series of battles or campaigns:

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 12, 2014

War: 4. armed fighting, as a science, profession, activity, or art; methods or principles of waging armed conflict.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 12, 2014

War: 5. active hostility or contention; conflict; contest.

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 12, 2014

It certainly sounds like the U.S. is at war.

@KatiePavlich Check. This kinda sounds like war…

— Shelby Metter (@ShelbyMetter26) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich O wants to be known for ending wars, not starting. ISIS will be called a "police action," regardless of how it actually goes.

— Bob Griggs (@BobGriggs) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich to avoid War Powers Act in Libya, Obama said dropping bombs didn't even qualify as "hostilities"

— Brian Cartwright (@blcartwright) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich thats only one issue of WH. FYI…when you bomb someone= U R @ WAR. Trust me. ISIS is @ War with US. They have made that clear

— Mike Muckleroy (@MikeMuckleroy) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich Really doesn't bother me if they want to call it counter terrorism, but their responses to these questions are just dumb.

— Lee C Eldridge (@LeeCEldridge) September 12, 2014

You see, there's "War in the Middle East" (shakes head) and "War in the Middle East!" (smiles, nods) @KatiePavlich pic.twitter.com/MgITtONBJ6

— Kevin Eric Snell (@KevEnoch) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich Obama really wants to keep that Nobel Peace Prize….

— Mike Masterson (@mikem589) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich @whpresscorps We are governed by children.

— Wayne Fielder (@Warwick7th) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich Well, if a country is actively shooting at an enemy, dropping bombs on them…yea, I'd say its a war.

— Al Schmidt (@alschmidt13) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich This is most spineless, PC group of govt employees, starting at the top!

— Josh Middleton (@DrJoshMiddleton) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is #FBF

— NealWest (@NealWest) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich We're not "at war" with ISIS, we just want to destroy them and perhaps make nice afterwards.

— Eric Stewart (@SpectrePilot) September 12, 2014

@KatiePavlich War: 6. All above not applicable, if as a nation, you elect a crazy-ass president.

— Doug Lang (@DAL714) September 12, 2014

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