Thursday, April 19, 2007

No More "War On Terror" For The Brits

U.K. ends use of phrase 'war on terror' - Europe - MSNBC.com:
Prime Minister Tony Blair’s official spokesman said he was unsure when Blair had last used the phrase.

“We all use our own phraseology, and we talk about terrorism, we talk about the fight against terrorism, but we also talk about trying to find political solutions to political problems,” he said on condition of anonymity, in line with government policy.

According to the advance text, Benn urged Americans to use the “soft power” of values and ideas as well as military strength to defeat extremism.
In other words, America needs to get back to being a beacon of hope rather than a bludgeon of despair.
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