And for good measure Romney evidently longs to bring back the Russians as the Evil (if truncated and largely toothless) Empire.
Some names have been changed—or truncated to first-names only—due to concerns over retribution for being quoted on the topic.
They modified and truncated a quote to come to avoid disagreeable facts, a charge which they also fail to answer.
late 15c., past participle adjective from truncate. Originally in heraldry; modern senses are post-1700.
truncate trun·cate (trŭng'kāt')
v. trun·cat·ed, trun·cat·ing, trun·cates
To shorten by or as if by cutting off, especially by cutting across at right angles to the long axis.