Britain Drops ‘War on Terror’ Label

Britain Drops ‘War on Terror’ Label

The words “war on terror” will no longer be used by the British government to describe attacks on the public, the country’s chief prosecutor said Dec. 27.Sir Ken Macdonald said terrorist fanatics were not soldiers fighting a war but simply members of an aimless “death cult.”

The Director of Public Prosecutions said: ‘We resist the language of warfare, and I think the government has moved on this. It no longer uses this sort of language.”

London is not a battlefield, he said.

“The people who were murdered on July 7 were not the victims of war. The men who killed them were not soldiers,” Macdonald said. “They were fantasists, narcissists, murderers and criminals and need to be responded to in that way.”

Nice.  I don’t see Bush and company admitting this in the near future.  War powers are too much fun.  But maybe under the next President….

Of course, Congress could declare that there is no War On Terror, but I don’t see them having the gumption to do that in the foreseeable future either.


‘Long Shot’ Kucinich Buries Democratic Rivals in Nationwide Poll Among Independent Voters – Yahoo! News

‘Long Shot’ Kucinich Buries Democratic Rivals in Nationwide Poll Among Independent Voters – Yahoo! News

Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich, who has been the runaway winner in polls of the Party’s progressive, grassroots base in recent weeks, scored another huge win yesterday by capturing almost 77% of the vote in a nationwide poll sponsored by a coalition of Independent voting groups across the country.

He Is The Very Model of a Modern Libertarian

Modern Libertarian:

I am the very model of a modern Libertarian:
I teem with glowing notions for proposals millenarian,
I’ve nothing but contempt for ideologies collectivist
(My own ideas of social good tend more toward the Objectivist).
You see, I’ve just discovered, by my intellectual bravery,
That civic obligations are all tantamount to slavery;
And thus that ancient pastime, viz., complaining of taxation,
Assumes the glorious aspect of a war for liberation!
You really must admit it’s a delightful revelation:
To bitch about your taxes is to fight for liberation!