Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Term "War On Terror" - Giuliani Vs. Edwards?

Six of one? Half a dozen of another?

John Edwards and Rudy Giuliani might not agree on much, but they both seem to agree that the term "war on terror" is unhelpful and inaccurate.

In March, Giuliani called the term "War on Terror" a mistake:

"America is seen as a country by too many that wants to have war, or exercises its power too much, pushes its weight around too much. America is just the opposite kind of country."
Here is John Edwards saying almost exactly the same thing in May:
"By framing this as a war, we have walked right into the trap the terrorists have set—that we are engaged in some kind of clash of civilizations and a war on Islam."
Of course, this post isn't about whether or not you agree with Edwards/Giuliani assessment of the term "war on terror".

This post is all about tweaking Giuliani campaign spokeswoman Katie Levinson.

Who yesterday said of her boss:
"This is, after all, the same guy who thinks the 'war on terror' is simply a bumper sticker."
Oh wait. Our bad.

Katie wasn't criticising what Giuliani thought of the term "war on terror".

Katie was criticising what John Edwards thought of the term "war on terror".

Six of one? A half dozen of the other?

Katie should know that when you point the finger at someone there are four fingers pointing right back at you.

Especially in this case.