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Memo to the Secretary of State

Secretary Clinton,
So this is what it’s come to:
THE HAGUE (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday the Obama administration had dropped “war on terror” from its lexicon, rhetoric former President George W. Bush used to justify many of his actions.
“The (Obama) administration has stopped using the phrase and I think that speaks for itself. Obviously,” Clinton told reporters traveling with her to The Hague for a conference on Afghanistan, which Bush called part of his “global war on terror.”
Couple administrative things you’ll want to mention to DoD, since both you and President Obama (and DHS) seem to have him punked:
1. Stop issuing the GWOT Service Medal, effective today. In case you haven’t been paying attention, just about everyone who graduates boot camp now is given one. Since the war is effectively ended, there’s no need for that anymore, is there? You can continue to issue the National Defense Service Medal…it’s probably a lot more appropriate, at this point.
2. You should find some way to honor those of us who served at Guantanamo…unless you’re willing to let the occasional miscreant be reflective of everyone who served there. Speaking for my unit, our motto was “Fair, Firm, Impartial”…and that’s how we worked. A medal would be appropriate; I’ve got the Army Institute of Heraldry’s address if you need it.
But here’s the real point of this memo:
Wars don’t just end because of a change of language. Hell, even the jihadists recognize that, and have said so publicly.
So, if you’re truly going to “end the war,” these are your options:
1. Say it’s over, and that we’ve won it,
2. Say it’s over, and that we’ve lost it,
3. Say it’s over, and a cease fire is in place.
…because wars don’t just STOP.
Whichever one you go with, though, you may want to read some of al Qaeda’s writings, see what THEY require for the war to be over, and decide if that’s an acceptable price to pay just to break from all things Bush.
To me-and I’d imagaine countless others-it isn’t.
“Grateful nation,” huh?


Written by Coby Dillard

March 31, 2009 at 8:27 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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