Lance Mannion is looking for our favorite non-genital euphemisms.
While this one
is fairly striking, I'll have to go with this:
The International Peace Operations Association
, a non-profit support arm of the "world's private peace and stability industry" which trains "peace & stability operations practitioners"*
IPOA is the trade association of the mercenary industry
, most prominently Blackwater. You can hear their president explain their role here
. You might want to keep a paper bag handy.
They're currently lobbying (not that they're registered as lobbyists) to keep "private peace and stability operations practitioners" from being subject to the UCMJ for violations of the UCMJ performed in the course of their "peace and stability operations" because
many legal experts predict the expanded use of UCMJ to try civilians will not survive a constitutional challenge
which is kind of ironic, when you consider that we've been using contractors, among other prominent places, at Gitmo
and Abu Ghraib
Assuming you still want to compete for second, go here
.*the Boston Globe, you probably will not be terribly surprised to hear, supports this interpretation rather uncritically. In fairness, they probably heard about it from a guy in a really good suit.
For a less rosy view go here
, and here