Peter Hoskin

It’s a matter of rhetoric for Miliband

There’s plenty of hoo-haa about David Miliband’s “‘War on Terror’ was wrong” article in the Guardian today.  But, truth be told, it’s probably less significant than it first appears.  You see, Miliband the Elder is talking rhetoric – he’s simply saying that the phrase ‘War on Terror’ was the wrong one to use because of what it implies; because it panders to unnuanced “us and them” thinking; because it suggests that the only solution is a military one. 

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