Words Matter: Obama Shelves Use of Bush's 'War on Terror'

A mere 10 weeks into the Obama presidency, the "war on terror" is over. And the nation is rid of "enemy combatants." As President Obama said during the campaign, words matter. Obama's first major foreign trip, which begins today in Great Britain. Phrases like "war on terror" and "enemy combatants" became stand-ins for some of the least popular elements of the Bush administration's foreign policy. Shelving such phrases makes sense for a president who is trying to set a new tone on the world...Full Story
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