Thursday, August 04, 2005

War on Terror

President Bush is sticking to using the label "war on terror". It seems it was only the defense department that wanted to use "global struggle against violent extremism".

Many pundits have been saying "Our enemy is not really 'terror' but ..., this is really a war on ... (zzzzz)". They are right, but "war on terror" is shorter and this label has stuck, having been used in many speeches. If there was a better short label then that is what we would have used it in first place.

After all, what was so bad about the numeral 'II' that 60 million people had to die in a war over it?


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