August 7, 2009
White House declares an end to the 'War on Terror'
We are no longer engaged in a "war on terror," according to Jon Ward and Eli Lake at the Washington Times. The White House has dropped all references to it and has substituted "war on al-Qaeda" instead.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." "We are at war...(Read Full Post)