Have you seen this mistake coming? Washington recasts terror war as 'struggle' by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker -The New York Times. General Myers and Rummy are playing linguistic games now to deflect attention from purely military aspects of the global war on terror. New terminology is intended to better reflect the concept of an ideological battle rather than a purely military campaign. Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism tops the list.
So, what is the problem with a name change? The word struggle has connotations and denotations like every other word in our fertile lexicon. Here is what MS WORD gives as the top three for the word 'struggle': Move violently,Thrash about, Resist. Am I the only one who sees this as a U.S. lapse into victim mentality?
I would rather Islamo-terrorists and their cowering supporters struggle.
Our inheritance from America's courageous statesmen and greatest military minds demands something less reminiscent of Jimmy Carter's notorious malaise for this great country. Certainly something a bit more positive would be nicer.
Campaign to Quell Intolerance, or
Campaign to Send Al Qaeda to Hell
What is your suggestion?