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Ain’t Gonna Practice War No More

John Brennan, head of the White House security office, says that the administration will no longer use the term “war on terrorism”, but from now on will use the term “at war with al Qaeda” exclusively, explaining the change was the result of Mr. Obama’s views being “nuanced, not simplistic; practical, not ideological.” 


I have had my disagreements with President George W. Bush, the greatest being his inability or unwillingness to call the war what it was, a war declared by Arab and Persian Muslim terrorists in 1979 against the West in general and the United States in particular, and everything it and we stand for, opting instead for the mushy non-descriptive War On Terror. So while there was a war on terrorists, I agree with the Obama administration on this one thing, that there never was, nor could there be, a war on terror. Terror was simply a tactic in the terrorists’ war against us. What I fear is that the Obama administration, in declaring the war on terrorism dead, will also, as a matter of nuance, quietly declare the war on terrorists also dead.



Brennan says the war’s against

Those known to be al-Qaedas

And all the others we have fenced

Are simply freedom fightahs

That’s why we’re closing down the clink

In Cuba where we hold ‘em

If we’re nice to them we all think

They’ll show their hands and fold ‘em

Iran now we think is a plus

Elections there are crookit

But Acorn does the same for us

It works and you can book it

The Norks can seize our womenfolk

And hold them both for hostage

We get them back for pigs in poke

Don’t watch us make the sausage

Nuance is as nuance does

The world is just our plaything

And we’ll continue thinking fuzz

Until it’s that doomsday thing