Thursday, April 05, 2007

The War on Terror is over???

Not exactly. Only in the mind of left wing democrats it is.

No more GWOT, House committee decrees

By Rick Maze - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Apr 4, 2007 16:11:56 EDT

The House Armed Services Committee is banishing the global war on terror from the 2008 defense budget.

This is not because the war has been won, lost or even called off, but because the committee’s Democratic leadership doesn’t like the phrase.

A memo for the committee staff, circulated March 27, says the 2008 bill and its accompanying explanatory report that will set defense policy should be specific about military operations and “avoid using colloquialisms.”

The “global war on terror,” a phrase first used by President Bush shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S., should not be used, according to the memo. Also banned is the phrase the “long war,” which military officials began using last year as a way of acknowledging that military operations against terrorist states and organizations would not be wrapped up in a few years.

Committee staff members are told in the memo to use specific references to specific operations instead of the Bush administration’s catch phrases. The memo, written by Staff Director Erin Conaton, provides examples of acceptable phrases, such as “the war in Iraq,” the “war in Afghanistan, “operations in the Horn of Africa” or “ongoing military operations throughout the world.”

“There was no political intent in doing this,” said a Democratic aide who asked not to be identified. “We were just trying to avoid catch phrases.”

Josh Holly, a spokesman for Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, the committee’s former chairman and now its senior Republican, said Republicans “were not consulted” about the change.


There you have it folks.
Global War on terror is over.
Appeasement is a very sad thing for a nation.
And eventually leads to its demise if not corrected.
France during WW2 is a perfect example.

What is next folks?
We still have 2 more years of finding out.
Think now. Its only been 3 months since Democrats took over and already they are Neutering our military on every front. This is what in military talk is FLANKING YOUR ENEMY. There is no other way of viewing this.

2 comments:

Concerned Conservative said...

Rep. Duncan Hunter shows us why he's the man we should consider for the Oval Office. It would be suicide to put a Dem or a RINO in the White House during these troubled times.

LRO said...

I like Rep. Hunter alot! He is strong on defense and is for the fair tax! Just not sure if he is electable though. And I am not a big fan of career politicians.