Tuesday, December 27, 2005
"War"? What "war"?
Since so much has been justified recently in the name of the ongoing War on Terror, it's worth pointing out one small detail: there is no "war." There never has been a "war" since, quite simply, the U.S. Congress never declared one. Q.E.D. The notion of a war on terror is as meaningful as a war on drugs, or poverty, or illiteracy, or whatever. It's not officially a "war" at all.
If you need convincing, I recommend this piece. All this talk about war and a "wartime president" and so on is just so much swill. So, can we all stop using that word? Please?
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to the war on Christmas.
PILING ON: Josh Marshall wades into the same swamp.