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Where the Obama Administration Sees War, and Where It Doesn’t



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Over in the Corner, Kathryn reminds me that whatever you think of the Romney campaign running an ad declaring, “President Obama has declared war on religion,” the war metaphor for this issue was first used by Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, telling a luncheon of pro-choice activists, “we are in a war” on that issue.

Once we recall that the Department of Defense under Obama “prefers to avoid using the term ‘Long War’ or ‘Global War on Terror’ and urges the “use ‘Overseas Contingency Operation’”… we find we have an administration where the Secretary of Health and Human Services believes she is fighting a war and the Secretary of Defense does not.


Tags: Barack Obama , Kathleen Sebelius


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