Tuesday, March 31, 2009

To Bush's GWOT, RIP

By Robert Parry
March 31, 2009

President Barack Obama has come under some criticism for slowing his promised withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and for beefing up U.S. forces in Afghanistan, but his 70-day-old administration at least has dumped one part of George W. Bush’s bellicose foreign policy: the phrase “global war on terror.”

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1 comment:

sanda said...

Yes, but...Isn't Obama still calling "terrorists" and (I still can't spell it..)AlQaeda in Afghanistan? Taliban-AlQaeda or such? Coming from or spilling into Pakistan? And we have to fight them all over the place to keep us safe here:which is fear mongering, in my opinion as excuse for making war, more war....

David Barsamian had a good interview on WBAI with Hugh Hamilton on "Talk Back" yesterday, www.wbai.org (archived free). He took issue with the scare language Pres. Obama is continuing. So, I agree with you that removing "War on Terror" from the policy title is a good thing, but real change in the policy would be real good.