So good news about the global War on Terror: it's over.
Well, at least the use of that phrase is. The Pentagon has "codified" it, which has nothing to do with cod, but it still smells fishy.
According to The Washington Post, the phrase is being replaced by the term "Overseas Contingency Operation." Now, I have no idea what that means, but then again I'm still wearing shoes with Velcro straps.
But look, it's not hard to see where this new language springs from: It's pure civil servant speak designed to take the meaning out of the most important battle in our lifetimes.
The sad fact is, ever since the rise of deconstructionist thinking in academia, every Ivy League graduate knows that the concept of "good vs. evil" is infantile and the concept of terror is "relative." There is no difference between our war and their war — even though we don't fly planes into buildings or wear vests packed with things that look like Roman candles (but aren't).
We're just as bad as terrorists, because we're big and powerful — even if we don't behead people who disagree with us.
But look, I don't care about words. What I do care about is commitment. Whether it's a "war" or a "contingency operation," it's never going to be over. It's a battle fought each and every day by brave men and women all over the world. And a change in language isn't going to make their work any easier.
But at least there will be a new logo for the coffee mugs.
And if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler.
Greg Gutfeld currently serves as host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Greg Gutfeld Show (Saturdays 10-11PM/ET) and co-host of The Five (weekdays 9-10PM/ET). He joined the network in 2007 as a contributor. Click here for more information on Greg Gutfeld.