Sunday, July 31, 2005


"Recently, top officials of the Bush Administration have changed the way that they are talking about terrorism. They have stopped talking about a war on terrorism. Thinking it too narrowly defined, Administration officials now speak of a struggle against global extremism. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld describes AmericaÂ’s policies as a global struggle against the enemies of freedom, the enemies of civilization."
It was President Bush who called the illegal war in Iraq the war on terror.
"A war between good and evil, Bush called it. A war to save the world."
In recent days, the global war on terror which had been conveniently shortened to GWOT in bureaucrat-speak has been shelved in favour of the global struggle against violent extremism or G-SAVE"

What will HoWARd say?
Will he parrot Bush?
Will he shift the rhetoric from war using soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen?
Will war be replaced with negotiations? Using diplomats, mediators and conflict resolution counselors?


Blogger weezil said...

Thanks to you Suki, now we know why there was never a 'Total War Against Terror' or a 'Coordinated, United Neutralisation of Terror.' :D

11:57 am  
Blogger suki said...

*smiling widely*
Yes, but a bureaucrat did once seriously propose the Combined Utilities of the Northern Territory. Sense prevailed and the Power and Water Authority was born.

12:26 pm  
Blogger Raymond said...

When are they going to realise that they are their own worst enemy??? Unreal!

9:07 pm  
Blogger The Bulldog Manifesto said...

I posted on this very same topic on my blog a few days ago.

I have a few more takes on it, as well.

Nice job!

4:17 am  
Blogger suki said...

Thanks ray for letting the bulldog mansifesto know of my blog.
Cool blogs guys.

12:08 am  
Blogger Benno said...

Stop with the swastikas already!

6:22 pm  
Blogger Benno said...

Sorry, they aren't swatikas I see but hammers and sickels. Remove them at once!:)

The pictures you put up are well chosen, my compliments to the photo editor.

9:38 pm  
Blogger suki said...

Thanks benno,
I'll pass your compliments along to the work-experience grrrl.

12:20 am  

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