Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Washington recasts terror war as 'struggle' - Americas - International Herald Tribune

Washington recasts terror war as 'struggle' - Americas - International Herald Tribune


Notice it was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that made the decision to change this.

General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the National Press Club on Monday that he had "objected to the use of the term 'war on terrorism' before, because if you call it a war, then you think of people in uniform as being the solution."

He said the threat instead should be defined as violent extremism, with the recognition that "terror is the method they use."


Ol' General Myers has it right, and it's about time the administration made this change. Still, to give some credit to where it's due, they did listen to him.

The fact is that the, as Foxnews calls them, Islamifacists, are a group of extreme religious fanatics who don't want us to live how we live. Unfortuntately for them, the reverse is true. Many of their laws, especially as they relate to women, are unacceptable. This wouldn't be half the problem that it is if they didn't have all that oil that we need. Otherwise, we wouldn't be meddling with them, and giving them the resources, money, to hurt us. There are cultures in Africa and South America that are almost as distasteful to Westerners, but we don't hear about them, becuase we don't need them.

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