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The Not War on Not Terror
We've seen the problem before of the government not wanting to refer to a "war," or "terrorism," or, of course, "Islam." Last year, when the administration tried to rebrand the, er, um, w-thingy as the "Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism," I suggested
that we just call it "Mabel." I still think this has promise. You know, "The FBI immediately announced that the shooting had nothing to do with Mabel, none of the victims was a Mabel, and the shooter himself was not a Mabel, although he was a M—" ... Nope, don't wanna go there.