America is at war with a transnational terrorist movement fueled by a radical ideology of hatred, oppression, and murder.
Uh… ok. I thought it was fueled by the reincarnated spirit of Heinrich Himmler, but this is a start.
Our effective counterterrorist efforts, in part, have forced the terrorists to evolve and modify their ways of doing business. Our understanding of the enemy has evolved as well. Today, the principal terrorist enemy confronting the United States is a transnational movement of extremist organizations, networks, and individuals—and their state and non-state supporters—which have in common that they exploit Islam and use terrorism for ideological ends.
Look, what's going on? Why won't the White House come out and call the terrorists Islamofascists? Oh, wait:
Through outreach programs and public diplomacy we will reveal the terrorists' violent extremist ideology for what it is—a form of totalitarianism following in the path of fascism and Nazism.
That's a start, but who here is satisfied? It's important, like Sen. Rick Santorum and Cliff May have told us, to label the enemy by the neologism that really nails them: Islam-o-fascism. Hell, the way the White House is talking, you'd think that was just a bullshit term war hawks invented to scare voters.