Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Please Be Precise

This is tragic:

A car bomb caused a powerful explosion on a Michigan street that seriously injured a father and his two sons, who are "very fortunate" to have survived the attack, which turned their vehicle into a blackened hunk of metal, a federal official said Wednesday.

But was it really a "car bomb?" That is, was it a vehicle stripped down to make room for explosives designed to destroy something else after the car delivers the explosive to the target?

Or was it a car that had a bomb placed in it to kill the passengers?

Big difference.