Journalist David Frum faced this dilemma when he wrote about American publisher Andrew Breitbart, who died on March 1, 2012.
And that is a dilemma that should worry Western leaders who have turned their back on democracy in this troubled nation.
Obama conceded that he cannot achieve his keynote ambition to close Guantánamo until he can resolve this dilemma.
1520s, from Late Latin dilemma, from Greek dilemma "double proposition," a technical term in rhetoric, from di- "two" + lemma "premise, anything received or taken," from root of lambanein "to take" (see analemma). It should be used only of situations where someone is forced to choose between two alternatives, both unfavorable to him. But even logicians disagree on whether certain situations are dilemmas or mere syllogisms.