Not GWOT…

…but, as a Washington Post editorial concludes:

…the threat is “a matter of vital national interest,” it is “global,” and it requires a military response, with NATO’s participation. It seems the “global war on terrorism” will continue — only without the name. There is some logic to that: Mr. Obama is acutely aware of the damage done by the Bush administration to American prestige in Europe and throughout the Muslim world, and he has spoken much this week of a fresh start. As many have pointed out, the old term was awkward — “terror” describes a means of war, not an enemy. The challenge for the new administration is to describe that enemy and the campaign against it in ways that convey its urgency to both Americans and foreign audiences — and that unite rather than polarize. In that respect, Mr. Obama made a good start in Strasbourg.

Now if only Prime Minister Harper would make a similar case to Canadians–see Upperdate here.
Mark C.

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2 thoughts on “Not GWOT…

  1. Good thing Barrick a-bomb-out has restored American prestige–it is paying such dividends in real terms. (Ha ha ha) With GWB they said FU USA, except Britain and Australia; now they all say, we love you now USA, FU (even Britain and Australia). Of course, a-bomb-out has been too busy to think about foreign policy–too busy ruining the domestic economy. I just converted our mortgage to a fixed rate ten-year term. Our banker said a lot of smart money is doing that. Get ready.

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