James Forsyth

Memo to Miliband: Obama thinks it <em>is</em> a war

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Interesting line in Obama’s speech:

“Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred.”

I actually prefer this to the war on terror formulation as you can’t be at war with a tactic. It is clearly meant to send a signal that Obama, whatever some European governments might like to think, is no deluded dove.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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