So I guess we have unceremoniously retired the phrase “War on Terror,” and I didn’t even get a memo in advance. There isn’t much left to lampoon now that the folks at the Daily Show have had their way.
At any rate, the War on Terror® is now The Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism®. Fine.
Just one minor hitch, as the BullDog Manifesto notes:
One of the many definitions of jihad is ‘struggle.’
If you thought Bush’s crusades gaffe was neato, this is just a peach. You can be sure that The Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism® will almost certainly be cast as a ‘jihad against Islam.’