Let the good times roll
Does this mean that Islamic jihadists worldwide will no longer try to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60)? “Clinton: ‘War On Terror’ Phrase Won’t Be Used,” from NPR, March 30 (thanks to Benedict):
NPR.org, March 30, 2009 Â· Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Obama administration has indeed abandoned the term “global war on terror.”
Clinton says that while she hasn’t seen any specific orders, the new administration in Washington simply isn’t using the phrase.
The term was a rallying cry for President Bush after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But the use of the term “global war on terror” is widely disliked overseas….
She said the absence of the “war on terror” language speaks for itself. Pundits have noted the absence, but top administration figures have had little to say on the subject.