All in the definition

Here is a new one – it’s Blair’s fault because he called the fight against terrorism a ‘war’:

Blair’s desire to associate the London bombs with the global war on terror leads him into dangerous territory. Like a number of MPs in the Commons on Thursday, he implies that Britain fighting to bring democracy to the Arabs is a noble war, but their fighting to bring Islam to London is mere terror. I know there is a difference, but it was Blair who gave terrorism the status of a war. He can hardly complain when his enemy treats it as such.

That’s from an article entitled We’ve globalised terror, but the solution is local by Simon Jenkins in the Sunday Times.

Yes, we’ve globalised terror while they are fighting to bring Islam to London.

And we can hardly complain……