Monday, April 09, 2007

Don't Like The War? Just Outlaw The Words

At least that's what the democrats are trying to do.

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.

If this weren't so sad and pathetic it would be pretty funny. I thought democrats were all for free speech?


Anonymous Linda said...

How typical of the democrat's political element. They are pathetic. Do they think shuffling the words around or deleting them is going to be beneficial to them?
Do they really think we are all that stupid?

April 09, 2007 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Jane said...

While new phrases will be used, is there a guarantee that the new phrases will not become "colloquialisms?", repeated over and over most phrases become familiar no matter who says it. Some people are stupid enough to believe that if new phrases are used, they will not become "colloquialisms." How dumb.

April 09, 2007 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Bill said...

There they go again. They think a change of wording makes it all okay.

April 10, 2007 7:23 PM  
Blogger hashfanatic said...

"Do they really think we are all that stupid?"

i know i do, linda

April 11, 2007 10:52 PM  
Anonymous BLAKE said...

Don't like the word war, too bad, it's war , no other word for it, Get real, call it what it is, you dumb bells. WAR W A R

April 14, 2007 2:59 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

Call it what you want, war will always be war. Period.

April 17, 2007 8:37 PM  

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