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No More "War on Terror"

From al-Jazeera: "

 

The British government has stopped using the phrase "war on terror", a Cabinet minister announced in a speech delivered in New York. Hilary Benn, Britain's international development secretary, said on Monday that the expression strengthens terrorists resolve by making them feel part of a larger struggle. “We do not use the phrase 'war on terror' because we can't win by military means alone... this isn't us against one organised enemy with a clear identity and a coherent set of objectives," Benn told an audience at New York University's Centre of International Co-operation. The phrase "war on terror" was popularised by George Bush, the US president, after the September 11 attacks.  Benn said a variety of disparate minority radical groups have gained exposure by sharing a "distorted view of the world" with similar organisations. "What these groups want is to force their individual and narrow values on others without dialogue, without debate, through violence. "And by letting them feel part of something bigger, we give them strength." […] Benn called on the US to use the "soft power" of values and ideas as well as the "hard power" of military strength to defeat extremist groups. […] Benn is widely expected to become Labour's deputy leader in a party election after Blair steps down as prime minister later this year." The full story...

 

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