What I think Goldberg and friends might be missing is that moderation can be as much a tactic as anything else.
Actually, more sanctions won't be coupled with anything once the tactic of sanctions have failed.
Gen. McChrystal and his subordinate commanders seem determined to deny the enemy effective use of this tactic.
Certainly one can disagree about the utility or efficacy of BDS as a tactic.
The current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has defended the tactic without reservation.
But it may be met, on the part of the sceptic and idealist, by two modes of tactic.
But Gene and Symonds were on the bottom, too crushed by this tactic to make a sound.
Their first tactic would probably be to push us off, one by one.
This tactic was no more lost on the Countess than it was on Denry.
This tactic introduces another issue that diverts the discussion.
1766, from Modern Latin tactica, from Greek taktike (tekhne) "(art of) arrangement," from fem. of taktikos (see tactics). Earlier it meant "a tactician" (1630s), and was in use as an adjective meaning "tactical" (c.1600).