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June 30, 2009

Janet Napolitano: We Junked "War on Terror" Label Because What We're Doing is So All-Encompassing and Bad-Ass the Word "War" Scarcely Does it Justice

This administration really is nothing but lies and spin.

The latest bullshit:

he Obama administration has junked the term “global war on terror” because it does not describe properly the nature of the terrorist threat to the US, according to Janet Napolitano, secretary for homeland security.

“One of the reasons the nomenclature is not used is that ‘war’ carries with it a relationship to nation states in conflict with each other and of course terrorism is not necessarily derived from the nation state relationship,” she told the Financial Times. “In some respects ‘war’ is too limiting.”

Uh-huh. Then why not call it something even more bad-ass, like Totally Awesome Full-Spectrum Unrestricted Kill-Crazy Barackolypse?

"War" is too limiting, but "overseas contingency operations in response to man-caused disasters" is apparently expansive enough to do them justice.

I don't like the sound of this very much:

...

Ms Napolitano, who arrived on Monday night in the UK, said she was hoping to learn from her British counterparts, and others, how to improve public “resiliency” to terrorist attacks. “You have got to minimise risk and respond with resiliency – there are lessons to be learned from other countries and the UK is one of them,” she said.

Yeah. I thought resiliency meant the capacity to endure trauma and damage, and, looking it up, that's pretty much it:

1 : the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress

2 : an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

So Obama's big innovation in the War on Terrorism overseas contingency operations in response to man-caused disasters? Preparing Americans to suck it up, stop being babies, and get over it already. Take the damage, eat the hit, and MoveOn.org.

The hard left has been pushing this idea -- that we stupid Americans overreact to terrorism, which, hey, only kills a couple of dozen people a year in most years -- for a long while. They finally have installed a president receptive to the idea.

President Barack Obama

Hope.

Change.

And not coming in your mouth.

Promise.


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