What about using the word “mission”? No, that won’t work. The word has”” you know”” implications?
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – (AP)President Bush deleted word “crusade” “” considered an inflammatory reference by Muslims “” on Wednesday as he recalled Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s message to allied troops before the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, 60 years ago.
In a commencement address to Air Force graduates, Bush noted that he will be in France on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the World War II landing that led to the liberation of Europe.
“On this day in 1944, General Eisenhower sat down at his headquarters in the English countryside and wrote out a message to the troops who would soon invade Normandy,” Bush said.
In that message, Eisenhower said: “Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”
Bush quoted Eisenhower’s greeting, omitted the next sentence with the words “Great Crusade” and picked up with the line, “The eyes of the world are upon you.”