AJR  Cliché Corner
From AJR,   March 2003

Cliché Corner   

By Jill Rosen
Jill Rosen is AJR's assistant managing editor     

"Administration officials speak longingly of replaying a dramatic scene from the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when President Kennedy's U.N. envoy, Adlai Stevenson, showed U-2 photos of Soviet crews deploying long-range missiles on Cuban soil."
USA Today

"Can we go to war without a smoking gun, without an Adlai Stevenson moment when somebody points to some weapons and says, 'He's got them. He's been lying?' "
Chris Matthews on NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show"

"And then I suspect you will see in the next two weeks a presentation by Colin Powell almost reminiscent of Adlai Stevenson back in the Cuban Missile Crisis...."
Newt Gingrich on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor"

"So how does the administration get out of the inspections trap? One way would be to orchestrate an 'Adlai Stevenson' moment in which the Bush team unveils a smoking gun...."
The New Republic

"[T]he speech contained a mosaic of circumstantial material, rather than an Adlai Stevenson-like blaze of proof."

"But [Colin] Powell hinted the U.S. might still be looking for that undeniable piece of evidence like the photos of Soviet missiles former U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson showed the world in 196[2] before the Cuban missile crisis."
Houston Chronicle

"And then, contrary to all expectations, there was an 'Adlai Stevenson moment' : The U.S. secretary of state displayed to the world aerial photographs showing trucks next to a bunker storing what signs say are chemical munitions."
Salt Lake City's Deseret News