Skip to comments.'Global War On Terror' Is Given New Name (Use Dicouraged by Obama State Dept.) (Apr. 2009 Flashback)
Posted on 10/15/2012 2:24:42 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
By Scott Wilson and Al Kamen Washington Post Staff Writers Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Obama administration appears to be backing away from the phrase "global war on terror," a signature rhetorical legacy of its predecessor.
In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.' "
The memo said the direction came from the Office of Management and Budget, the executive-branch agency that reviews the public testimony of administration officials before it is delivered
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This directly caused the Benghazi scandal...
“Some military officers said, for example, that classifying al-Qaeda and other anti-American militant groups as part of a single movement overstated their strength.”
Right. They are just innocents incensed with anti-islam videos.
How about this: calling this something than what it is - a global war - gives cover to those who can’t win a war.
I’ve never liked “War On Terror” either. Terror is a tactic not an enemy.
I would prefer “Crusade to Eradicate Islam”, because if you can’t identify the enemy then you have lost already.
Downplaying the severity advocates a false sense of security thereby reducing
the regime’s willingness to be aggressive against the aggressors.
A second term will lead to more incremental surrenders and subversion from
Those overseas contingency operations can be rough.
Just a lot of workplace violence /cynical tag
Is this a surprise? He vowed to support his co religionists in any armed conflict. He is using the space program to boost the egos of his co-religionists. He refuses to condemn murders by his co-religionists when they kill normal people.