Friday, August 05, 2005

'War' in political discourse

The Bush regime has relabelled the 'war on terror' as "the struggle against violent extremism." There's a good comment on this from Alternet
"The problem here is the word 'war.' Unfortunate term. Unduly contentious. Steeped with insinuations of antagonism. Indicative of an enterprise to be either won or lost. And having yet to exhibit any of the signs normally associated with winning, like a lack of dead people, its obviously time for a change. 'Struggle,' conveys more of the murky lifelong commitment that fighting terrorism, excuse me, violent extremism, will require."
AlterNet: The Escargot Stratagem:

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