End of the “War on Terror”?

British ministers and civil servants have decided to stop using the phrase “War on Terror.” Apparently it gives terrorists a “shared identity”, according to Hilary Benn, Britain’s Development Secretary, and strengthens disaffected groups by making them feel part of something “bigger.” How long will it take GWB and JWH to follow suit?

3 Replies to “End of the “War on Terror”?”

  1. I never liked that term. It always seemed slightly pompous to me, and how can you wage war on an abstract noun? Expunge it from the dictionaries?

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