new post: Blair and Rumsfeld end war on terror

Dennis Baron debaron at UIUC.EDU
Wed Dec 13 20:55:09 UTC 2006

There's a new post on the Web of Language:

"The British government has decided to drop the phrase "war on
terror" from its official vocabulary list. . . . [and] before leaving
office, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld bluntly repudiated it as
well. . . ."

Did Rumsfeld cut and run?  More about defining slogans at ---


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