Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The “War on Terror” is Over

Yes, I am taking liberties.  The Guardian UK reports that The Pentagon will no longer use the term “Global War on Terror.”

A message sent recently to senior Pentagon staff explains that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term Long War or Global War On Terror (Gwot) ... please pass this on to your speechwriters". Instead, they have been asked to use a bureaucratic phrase that could hardly be further from the fiery rhetoric of the months immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The global war on terror is dead; long live "overseas contingency operations".

Good riddance!

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