Actually, I find referring to the "war on terror" with other phrases to be irresponsible and governing with smoke and mirrors. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.....
In my opinion, to change the name of the war on terror to "overseas contingency operations" is merely a clever yet transparent way to lull the American people into further complacency. If events since 1993 especially the events of 9-11-2001 didn't shake the American people into reality, it frightens me beyond words to think of what it will take for us as a nation to wake up. We have enemies, and sleeping with them does not make me feel one bit safer.
Grrrrrrrrr.....thanks for putting up with my rant!!!
I love you honorable, valiant heroes more than I can express. I wish the individuals in power today, in all branches of the government, had the integrity, bravery, common sense, intellect, insight, etc. that you all do. What a shame that my grandchildren may never know the likes of heroes like you.
I'm so glad to see posts from all of you on the message board. God bless you all and keep you in His loving arms always.