White House: 'War on terrorism' is over

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    Damn.. all this time we were just seeing things wrong. I think this administration is dangerously naive.


    White House: 'War on terrorism' is over

    'Jihadists' and 'global war' no longer acceptable terms
    By Jon Ward and Eli Lake WASHINGTON TIMES

    It's official. The U.S. is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism." Neither is it fighting "jihadists" or in a "global war."
    President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.
    "The President does not describe this as a 'war on terrorism,'" said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office, who outlined a "new way of seeing" the fight against terrorism.



    White House: 'War on terrorism' is over - Washington Times
     
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    That's right.. Now it's the War On Republicans!
     
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    From the article:

    The only terminology that Mr. Brennan said the administration is using is that the U.S. is "at war with al Qaeda."

    "We are at war with al Qaeda," he said. "We are at war with its violent extremist allies who seek to carry on al Qaeda's murderous agenda."

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    al Qaeda is the primary group the U.S. is fighting is it not? The phrase "war on terror" is an ambiguous and imbecilic phrase, in my opinion.
     
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    The white house is waging a war on common sense.
     
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    And the White House is waging a war on terminology...again.

    Remember "man-caused disasters".

    What a bunch of boobs we got runnin' things up there.
     
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    You might be branded an angry mob for saying that.
     
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    I welcome the specificity. Yes, we are at war with al Qai'da. "War on terror" had a tendency to imply that we're assuming the world policeman role.

    Now, as for Obama having the stones to do what's right when it comes to killing terrorists, well, that's another topic.
     
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    The fucked up thing is that they appear to be winning. :doubt:
     
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    because they acknowledged that you can't wage a war on an ideology? How curious. If we had fought "the war on fascism instead of a war against the nazi's, we'd still be fighting WWII.

    heck of a lot better than the last eight years....
     
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    Stacked deck.
     

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