The Year In Buzzwords

Backdoor drafts, security moms and up-armoring

SECURITY MOMS Former soccer moms were less worried this year about traditional family issues than about whether terrorists would take their children hostage at school. Lots of them voted for Bush.

UP-ARMORED Humvees with the heaviest armored protection--of which, soldiers told Rumsfeld, there aren't enough in Iraq.

BACK-DOOR DRAFT John Kerry's term for the military's tactic of extending reservists' service in Iraq. He lost the election, but the problem didn't go away.

SO FETCH "So cool," to the cool high school crowd in the movie Mean Girls.

MESS O'POTAMIA That's what Jon Stewart dubbed the Iraq war. Can TV's hottest satirist...

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