Terror War Gets New Slogan

"The Bush administration is retooling its slogan for the fight against Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups," the New York Times reports. The administration's new spin emphasizes that the U.S. is waging a "global struggle against violent extremism" instead of a "global war on terror" and that the struggle is more than just a military campaign. The solution is "more diplomatic, more economic, more political than it is military," Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the National Press Club. "New opinion polls show that the American public is increasingly pessimistic about the mission in Iraq, with many doubting its link to the counterterrorism mission," the Times reports. "So, a new emphasis on reminding the public of the broader, long-term threat to the United States may allow the administration to put into broader perspective the daily mayhem in Iraq and the American casualties."


So "global struggle against violent extremism" replaces "global war on terror" ? Could this also mean the "last throes of neocons against World peace" (did Dick dig that one ?) or an end to the "global destruction of the American ideal by warmonger fanatics" ? No way Jose : they're talking about "violent extremism", which is so much unlike White House extremism. When a "violent extremist" performs torture, he is attacking civilization. When a White House extremist makes torture legal, he is protecting the nation. It took them four years to realize the solution was "more diplomatic, more economic, more political than it is military" ? It won't take long for the World to remember diplomacy and economy are in the hands of Lobby Dick Cheney while politics remain in the pristine claws of Karl Rove. Stephane MOT http://www.stephanemot.com

Don't you get it? This is brought to you by the same asswipe brigade headed by Karl (Turd Blossom) Rove that called destroying the last shreds of the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th amendments the "USA PATRIOT" Act, cobbled out of an asinine and meaningless newspeak phrase. Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism ... Global SAVE, get it?! With the boy emperor as, you got it, the head SAVior.

That's OK : I prefer the seat of the dummy to that of Rummy. G-SAVE ? Sounds like a Google back-up service... with as many zeroes as in a budget deficit. Anyway, the Prez didn't save his saliva in a speech mentioning 5 times "War on terror" plus 13 times the word "war" on its own*. The show must go on even as the Titanic is sinking. The beauty of BC04 Amerika is that even a Rumsfeld can pass for a dove these days. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Stephane "crash-test-dummy" MOT - http://www.stephanemot.com ______________________________________________________________________________________ * That's in today's NYT ("President Makes It Clear: Phrase Is 'War on Terror'") : http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/04/politics/04bush.html?ex=1123819200&en=735a32d7b2e1db55&ei=5053&partner=NYTHEADLINES_NAT.