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March 28, 2009

Is Barack Obama bringing out the Republican in Robert George?

I feel he might be. Or maybe everyone’s favorite West Indian, Catholic, worked-for-Newt-but-voted-for-Kerry pundit is just a contrarian? In a post titled “Change we can bereave in”, Robert writes:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Thursday that the 1,776-foot edifice that was to replace the World Trade Center will no longer be called the “Freedom Tower.” Instead, it will have the less ornate appellation, “1 World Trade Center.”

Nice.

The timing couldn’t have been better. It follows on the heels of the Pentagon’s ending the War on Terror. You didn’t hear? You must have missed the memo. No, seriously. In a memo, following a request from the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Defense declared that foreign military and strategic ventures associated with various Muslim-world nations will no longer be called the “War on Terror.” It is now Overseas Contingency Operation.”

Who misses George W. now? Who?

Posted by Karol at 11:21 AM |
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It’s become a real fad since O took office. I call it “political speak”. Don’t forget terrorism is now “man-created disasters” and terrorists don’t exist any more. Then toxic assets became “legacy assets”.

Posted by: katablog at March 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Well, you know, “freedom” can be such a confrontational word. And “terrorism” is downright scary. Best if we just don’t mention either anymore.

Posted by: Mark Poling at March 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Umm, yeah, apparently you missed the earlier memo that said that the Global War On Terror was to be referred to as The Long War or The Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism. These are the technical terms that were used in the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review. So, um, yeah, class, pay attention.

Posted by: David at March 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Is the “um yeah” supposed to be an Obama imitation?

Posted by: Karol at March 28, 2009 at 10:20 pm

I still miss John Ashcroft.

Posted by: Gerard at March 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Thanks for noticing, Karol. One thing though: I never voted for Kerry. Michael Badnarik in ‘04!!

Posted by: Robert A. George at March 29, 2009 at 12:19 am

One thing though: I never voted for Kerry. Michael Badnarik in ‘04!!
My apologies. I would never want to accuse anyone of being a John Kerry voter.

Posted by: Karol at March 29, 2009 at 12:38 am

Terrorists have feelings too, ya know?

Posted by: Gerard at March 29, 2009 at 1:20 am

I miss Vicki.

Posted by: James Taranto at March 29, 2009 at 3:22 am

Is the “um yeah” supposed to be an Obama imitation?
Touche.

Posted by: David at March 29, 2009 at 9:51 am

What the heck does “overseas contigency operation” mean?….In case something happens overseas, we’ll have a plan?…what if something happens here?
what’s the opposite of “peace through strength”?..whatever that is; that’s what democrats are

Posted by: Larry at March 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm

What the heck does “overseas contigency operation” mean?….In case something happens overseas, we’ll have a plan?
Exactly.
… what if something happens here?
It becomes a law enforcement problem, not a foreign policy problem. –>DoJ, not DoD

Posted by: David at March 29, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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