He what on terrorism?
What's in a name? Well, who knows until you agree on one. Whoever runs the GOP message machine, ahem, was too busy, ahem ahem, with some other issue to inform the president of a name change to the War on Terror brand name. From CIA agent and blogger Larry C. Johnson:
"Stop the presses. WOT--the War on Terrorism may still be alive. The counter terrorism community is abuzz over the President's comments yesterday at a principals meeting of the Homeland Security Council. Bush reportedly said he was not in favor of the new term, Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism (GSAVE). In fact, he said, 'no one checked with me'. That comment brought an uncomfortable silence to the assembled group of pooh bahs. The President insisted it was still a war as far as he is concerned."
Yes, at a time when Bush's approval ratings are heading toward the freezing point of water, the one issue on which he gets passing grades is in a shambles:
"The battle over language and the confusion within the National Security Council is an unfortunate reminder of the chaos that is afflicting the Bush Administration's effort to deal with terrorism." (NO QUARTER)