Purpose of Rhetoric

From the BBC:

Ingris Betancourt asks to stop language of hate, AFP PhotoThe recently freed Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt has urged an end to the Colombian government’s “vocabulary of hate” against her former captors.

Ms Betancourt, a former presidential candidate, was held hostage for six years by Marxist Farc rebels.

But, while praising President Alvaro Uribe’s work towards her release, she said it was time to end “extremist” language towards the Farc.

Miss Betancourt is in Paris, where she flew after her release on Wednesday.

“I think we have reached a point where we must change this radical, extremist vocabulary of hate of very strong words that intimately wound the human being,” she told French radio.