A Grain of Sanity:
Britain stops talk of ‘war on terror’
Foreign Office has asked ministers to ditch the phrase invented by Bush to avoid stirring up tensions within the Islamic world
Sunday December 10, 2006
Cabinet ministers have been told by the Foreign Office to drop the phrase ‘war on terror’ and other terms seen as liable to anger British Muslims and increase tensions more broadly in the Islamic world.
The shift marks a turning point in British political thinking about the strategy against extremism and underlines the growing gulf between the British and American approaches to the continuing problem of radical Islamic militancy. It comes amid increasingly evident disagreements between President George Bush and Tony Blair over policy in the Middle East.
Read it here. And frankly, the crap about the ‘increasingly evident disagreements’ between W and Tony has a good deal more to do with the Poodle’s personal political fortunes at home.