Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Boehner Statement On Dems’ Attempt to Ban the Phrase “Global War on Terror”

Via email:
Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today released the following statement questioning an attempt by some Congressional Democrats to ban members of Congress from using the phrase “Global War on Terror”:
“The attempt by Democrats to erase the words ‘global’ and ‘terror’ from our current war is an absurd effort to deny the fact that America is battling terrorism on a global scale. How do Democrats expect America to fight and win a war they deny is even taking place?

“Democrats have only had the majority in Congress for a short time, but they've already racked up a remarkably dismal record on matters affecting our national security, whether it is playing armchair general with non-binding resolutions, buying votes for a ‘pork and retreat’ bill that would abandon Iraq to al Qaeda, or leaving for a two-week vacation without providing a clean bill that fully supports our troops. It’s no wonder Democrats don’t like the phrase ‘Global War on Terror’: they have completely failed to take the threat of global terrorism seriously.”
NOTE: According to Military Times, Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee are “banishing the global war on terror from the 2008 defense budget. This is not because the war has been won, lost or even called off, but because the committee’s Democratic leadership doesn’t like the phrase.”
UPDATE: FOX News reports, you decide...