The Left hates the term : War on Terror. They’ve turned America’s very real fight (just ask anyone in the Battle of Fallujah how real the insurgent RPGs were, or anyone in one of the Twin Towers how how real the flames of burning jet fuel is) against Islamic Fundamentalism into a fight for proper grammar.
“You can’t have a war on terror. Terror is an intangible emotion….”
What are they implying? You can’t win. Stop fighting. Bush was wrong.
Now Barack Obama doesn’t want to refer to the prisoners at Gitmo as Enemy Combatants. The argument is, that since they are incarcerated, they are no longer combatants of any sort.
This War of Semantics is dangerous. It distracts us from real problems. Perhaps it’s only an attempt by those who know little about the dirty real world (academics) trying to get a piece of the action in showing how “stupid” the previous administration was. They can’t even make a proper sentence….
The LA Times article above makes the point that the Prisoners Formerly Known as Enemy Combatants are still held captive by razor wire and armed guards.
It seems the Left would just as soon call the Jihadists, at least five of which are 9-11 conspirators, The Really Nice Dudes that Bush Hated Because They weren’t Us.
If the Left wants grammatical perfection, I have some ideas. Here’s one: The Killing People who Want to Kill Us, Before they Kill Us, Project.