April 04, 2007

More Democrat Maturity

As if the lynching threats issued against Karl Rove this morning weren't enough proof of liberal immaturity, Democrats running the House Armed Services Committee have determined how they can easily end the Global War on Terror... by simply excising the phrase:

The House Armed Services Committee is banishing the global war on terror from the 2008 defense budget.

This is not because the war has been won, lost or even called off, but because the committee’s Democratic leadership doesn’t like the phrase.

A memo for the committee staff, circulated March 27, says the 2008 bill and its accompanying explanatory report that will set defense policy should be specific about military operations and “avoid using colloquialisms.”

The political reasoning behind this Democrat initiative is clear: by limiting the description to reference specific operations, Democrats can attempt to ignore the essential nature of the wider war against terrorism sponsored by both Sunni and Shia Islamists.

This is simply another example of Democrats attempting to "wish away" the reality that this conflict is not confined to specific fronts or to a specific enemy, but rather, an entrenched set of ideologies that will take far longer to dismantle.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 4, 2007 10:14 AM

Typical Democratic inversion. The War on Terror becomes Terrified of War.

Posted by: Tom Powell at April 4, 2007 11:28 AM

And as usual, the faithful will go along with or be fooled by the newspeak. Sad.

Posted by: DoorHold at April 4, 2007 11:33 AM

So now it's The Happy Rainbow Picnic Huggy-Wugs Against US Imperialism.

Posted by: Bleepless at April 5, 2007 01:46 PM

I'd love to see the faces of the committee members if the people submitting the report merely did a search-and-replace of "War on Terror" with "War on Islamic Terrorists."

That would certainly be be avoiding a "colloquialism" by being more specific, wouldn't it? I doubt it would serve their purposes, though.

Posted by: wheels at April 5, 2007 02:39 PM