Friday, August 07, 2009
Obama's White House Dwelling on Semantics
"...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.
The only terminology that Mr. Brennan said the administration is using is that the U.S. is "at war with al Qaeda." (source)
It's official. This president panders to the world community more than the Clintons pandered to polls...
I'm happy that (although annoying) this is just lip service for the far left kooks. With Osama's son and a top Taliban TERRORISTS both killed by predator drones, no change in the Secretary of Defense and terrorists still being detained indefinitely...we see that once Obama learned the real deal he changed his stump speech lip service and for the most part kept all the the Bush/Rove/Cheney/Rumsfeld policies intact.