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  • n. Plural form of drumbeater.


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  • Of the nine experts it came up with, six were intimately involved in that catastrophe either as drumbeaters for the invasion, instigators of it, or facilitators of the occupation that followed -- Kenneth Pollack, Danielle Pletka, and Frederick Kagan (enthusiasts all), Richard Perle (aka "the prince of darkness"), L. Paul Bremer (the administration's first viceroy in Baghdad), and General Paul D. Eaton (who trained Iraqi troops in the early years of the occupation).

    Tom Engelhardt: Biking Out of Iraq

  • Greg Sargent and other Hillary is inevitable drumbeaters hope that her 2002 Iraq vote is behind her.

    Obama Ratchets Up Attacks On Hillary: "Too Willing To Give President A Blank Check"

  • It may be that the refusal to the extent it existed to see communism as being as evil as Nazism had something to do with the chief drumbeaters for the idea: with buffoons like McCarthy and Sheen, it took a certain lack of — shall we say — self-esteem to want to identify with the reds-under-the-bed crowd.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Paul Hollander on the Fall of Communism

  • Now the issue of color and religion are beingused by politicians including the McCain drumbeaters.

    Obama VS. McCain: What's Wrong with Being Black?

  • Usually these drumbeaters are too old, or too fat, to fight and have no sons of draft age.

    Think Progress » In a 1984 memo, Samuel Alito

  • I think The Paris Review should welcome people into its pages-the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders.

    The Paris Review Faces Its Future, Finds New Editor

  • It may also have seemed to him particularly ungracious, since he was about to be succeeded by one of the loudest congressional drumbeaters for higher military spending, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts.

    Military-Industrial Man

  • This sort of ostrich fury is common enough among the regular drumbeaters of the Irish agitation.

    Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)

  • Just like the country -- at least those on the line in the population who stand for her in real terms -- as opposed to sunshine drumbeaters who support overseas economic takeover of this great country

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • "Do you listen to noisy, unknowledgeable drumbeaters and protestors chained to a shrimp boat-or to people who are knowledgeable about the ramifications of the oil spill on sea life and to people who have some knowledge about options for allaying the damage?"



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