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Posted by Shae on March 26, 2003

Decapitation exercise: bombing of command and control centres with the aim of killing Saddam Hussein and the leadership of his Ba'ath party

Self-legitimating: President Bush maintains that France, Russia and China will eventually see the merits of the war and it will thus be 'self-legitimated.'

Speed bump: an obstacle on the way to capturing a strategic prize. It slows but doesn't stop you.

Compiled by The Irish Times, 21 March 2003.