GWOT: "...The House Armed Services Committee is banishing the global war on terror from the 2008 defense budget.
This is not because the war has been won, lost or even called off, but because the committee’s Democratic leadership doesn’t like the phrase.
A memo for the committee staff, circulated March 27, says the 2008 bill and its accompanying explanatory report that will set defense policy should be specific about military operations and “avoid using colloquialisms.” (source)
Good, now can we call it what it is...the (should be but isn't) "Global War" Against Islamofacists?
Ahmadinejad Good: "...In extraordinary scenes broadcast on Iranian state television immediately afterwards, Mr Ahmadinejad was shown speaking to several of the captured Britons, accepting their "apologies" for entering Iranian waters in front of the assembled television cameras.
Smiling broadly, the Iranian president shook hands with the captives, who were dressed for the occasion in new grey suits.
"I would like to thank yourself and the Iranian people," one was heard saying." (source)
From Rush's show yesterday:
Bush Bad: "...RUSH: First let's go to the audio sound bites. We've got CNN people. We've got ABC people. We've got Newsweek people. We've got CNN people again. We got ABC here, all excited, all talking about, fawning over the kindness of "President" Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
T.J. HOLMES: President Bush used the word "hostage." Now is that something the British would rather the US stay away from?
JIM BOULDEN: Mr. Bush made that comment at a press conference. Maybe it was off the top of his head but certainly here the word "hostage" is not being used.
MARTHA RADDATZ: You heard President Bush say "hostages." That's the first time he said hostages!
FAREED ZAKARIA: Do you think Blair wanted him to use that word (crosstalk) part of a "hostage" crisis?
MATTHEW CHANCE (background noise): Use of the word "hostage" conjures up memories of America's own crisis with Iran.
DAVID WRIGHT: British officials have been hesitant to use the H-word, "hostage," but President Bush had no qualms.
RUSH: No qualms whatsoever, and of course it was supposed to worsen the situation. Now the 15 are freed -- and again, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chastised the British for having the uncivilized notion of deploying a woman with a child at home to combat. Here's the CNN translation where Mahmoud, the great humanitarian, urges Tony Blair not to punish the hostages." (source)
Pelosi Hangs With Terror Enablers: "...House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned visit to Syria later this week will undermine American foreign policy, a conservative analyst said Monday, citing the Baathist regime's links to regional terrorism.
Shrugging off White House disapproval, the California Democrat plans to hold talks with President Bashar Assad in Damascus, as part of a Mideast visit that has also taken in Israel and Lebanon.
Critics of engagement with Syria also frequently cite its longstanding support for terrorism - violent Palestinian terrorist groups have been hosted in Damascus - hostility towards Israel, support for groups that have carried out terrorist attacks against Americans - especially Hizballah - pursuit of non-conventional weapons capability, and suspicions of a hand behind the assassination of senior Lebanese politicians critical of Syrian involvement in Lebanon, including Hariri." (source)
Maybe it’s time Conservatives did one of those "I'm sorry world" picture sites to apologize for the 2006 elections that are obviously leading us down the dangerous path of appeasement...and we all know how well pacifying your enemy works out.