THE EDITOR: I hold no brief for the Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar or her Government. But fair is fair. The lady in her statement on the fight on crime, employed the use of a metaphor.
See metaphor: n. “figure of speech in which a name of descriptive term is given to an object to which it is not literally applicable.” The Prime Minister’s statement was not meant to refer to anyone as being a dog.
In the movie, The Gladiator, Russell Crowe on the instant of leading his army into battle, exhorted his troops to “unleash hell.” Another metaphor
Unleash the Dogs of War, and unleash hell is the same battle cry as “Attack with Full Force.” In essence they are meant to take the fight to the enemy with everything you’ve got.
Come on people, give the PM a break on this one.