Heard just now on the BBC's Ten O'Clock News:
For the gunmen in Fallujah, the noose is tightening.As this phrase appeared to refer purely to the Iraqis, I have to assume that the American soldiers assaulting the city are not using guns. What, I wonder, can they be doing instead?
- Are they using peashooters?
- Have they resorted to the employment of bows and arrows?
- Do they propose to overcome their enemies by the judicious deployment of irony?
I think we should be told.