Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Good news! The war is over!

We're no longer involved in a "global war on terrorism". We are now instead involved in a "global struggle against violent extremism." Click here for a cynical take on this rhetorical switch.

To be fair, I never approved of calling our efforts to confront terrorism a war in the first place, and I do think this new slogan is more appropriate, but it still bothers me to see this change made more as a public relations move rather than as an acknowledgment that we need to rethink our strategy for confronting the threat of global terrorism.

1 comment:

John Lombard said...

I only heard that a Luntz focus group told Bush not to admit he'd made any mistakes. It didn't focus group well.


I really need to check that one.