"Krieg gegen Terror" heißt jetzt "Übersee-Krisenoperation"
--- Neuer Spin der Obama-Regierung: Aus Bushs "globalem Krieg gegen den Terror" soll eine sich abgemildert anhörende "Krisenoperation in Übersee" werden:
The Obama administration appears to be backing away from the phrase "global war on terror," a signature rhetorical legacy of its predecessor. In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.'" The memo said the direction came from the Office of Management and Budget, the executive-branch agency that reviews the public testimony of administration officials before it is delivered. Not so, said Kenneth Baer, an OMB spokesman. "There was no memo, no guidance," Baer said yesterday. "This is the opinion of a career civil servant." Coincidentally or not, senior administration officials had been publicly using the phrase "overseas contingency operations" in a war context for roughly a month before the e-mail was sent.