White House: 'War on terrorism' is overSubmitted by blounttruth on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 13:38
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.
UHOH: The only terminology that Mr. Brennan said the administration is using is that the U.S. is "at war with al Qaeda."
Is this more lip service?