As the Obama administration continues to roll back terms like “enemy combatant” and “War on Terror” and makes decisions to close Gitmo, one has to question just how secure we really are anymore. A memo was sent to the Pentagon from the Department of Defense ordering an end to the phrase “Global War on Terror” and requesting that the phrase “Overseas Contingency Operation” be used instead. This ambiguous term could mean anything from food drops to playing footsie with terrorist leaders as far as I am concerned. Does the Obama administration really believe that terrorism is not a serious danger to us anymore? Based on all the recent moves to overturn everything President Bush had set up, the only clear answer is, “Yes”.
The Obama administration had already turned to this downplay of the “War on Terror” last month having used the “Global Contingency Operation” phrase several times. Craig W. Duehring, assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower, also used the new phrase last week when he said, “Key battlefield monetary incentives has allowed the Air Force to meet the demands of overseas contingency operations even as requirements continue to grow,” during Congressional testimony.
Wake me up when the insanity stops!