Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Rose By Any Other Name Actually Smells Sweeter

I originally heard about this last week, but then I read later that it wasn’t true. Apparently it is true after all.

So what’s the big news? Well, our government has decided that they are going to stop using the phrase “war on terror”.

Obama Team Drops "War on Terror" Rhetoric

Sounds like good news, doesn’t it? After all, how often have we heard that lame phrase thrown around again and again while it was used to justify anything & everything that our government saw fit to cram down our throats in the interests of “protecting its citizens”?

The problem is, its not good news. Nothing has changed. Nothing at all. Our soldiers are still in Iraq & Afghanistan, our civil rights continue to be destroyed, and the policies that were created – and continue to be created – under the tired ruse of the “war on terror” have neither changed nor slowed down.

The “war on terror” has not ended; all that is happening is that it will now be called something else.

Apparently that makes it better somehow. I guess it’s supposed to smell sweeter.

Well, I sure smell something, but it ain’t no rose.


MamaHen said...

"Well, I sure smell something, but it ain’t no rose."

ROFL!!! Oh so true!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the past administration left quite a big mess, and it's impossible to simply "quit" a war and draw out in a day. Sometimes the responsible approaches take the most time and care. As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day, and you can't fix the mistakes of eight years in a couple of months.