White House: 'War on terrorism' is over - Washington Times
'Jihadists' and 'global war' no longer acceptable terms
By Jon Ward and Eli Lake WASHINGTON TIMES
Originally published 12:34 p.m., August 6, 2009, updated 01:11 p.m., August 6, 2009
I will simply quote from Obama's oown book:It's official. The U.S. is no longer engaged in a "war on terrorism." Neither is it fighting "jihadists" or in a "global war."
President Obama's top homeland security and counterterrorism official took all three terms off the table of acceptable words inside the White House during a speech Thursday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.
"The President does not describe this as a 'war on terrorism,'" said John Brennan, head of the White House homeland security office, who outlined a "new way of seeing" the fight against terrorism.Audacity of Hope: I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.