11 December, 2006

Don't mention the War (on Terror).

The Foreign Office, fulfilling its mission to work for the benefit of foreigners,has decided that ministers should stop using the term "war on terror" because it upsets the terrorists and their supporters. From the Observer:

A Foreign Office spokesman said the government wanted to 'avoid reinforcing and giving succour to the terrorists' narrative by using language that, taken out of context, could be counter-productive'. The same message has been sent to British diplomats and official spokespeople around the world.

'We tend to emphasise upholding shared values as a means to counter terrorists,' he added.
Here are some shared values to uphold. Hot Air points to some more.

I suspect it is the FO's Arab Legion once again trying to undermine President Bush.

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