In this case, it seems to mean "to flash suddenly" and then burn out.Originally Posted by Joe
It means to pursue a process to completion. It is often used with "war".2) The speech came as Kerry has stepped up his criticism of Bush's prosecution of both the war in Iraq and the war on terror.
I assume that "prosecution" has nothing to do with laws here. What does it mean here?
That clause modifies "credibility". It can be removed, leaving "credibility to impose its will on other countries".3) "It will be difficult for America to promote democratic change, given the great failure in Iraq," said Wahid Abdel Maguid, "The model doesn't exist, plus the U.S. doesn't have the moral credibility that it used to have to impose its will on other countries."
Is the blue part an "attributive clause"? If not, does it suggest that "the US doesn't have the moral credibility because(so that?) it used to have to impose its will on other countries?
Thank you very much. :wink: