If ‘The War On Terror Is Over,’ We Must’ve Lost

By Craig Bannister | April 24, 2012 | 11:34am EDT

A senior Obama administration official has reportedly declared that “the war on terror is over.” Judging from recent news headlines, that must mean that the U.S. has surrendered to the terrorists.

“The war on terror is over,” the senior State Dept. official tells the National Journal.

"Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism," he says.

But, a quick scan of recent news shows the threat of terrorism isn’t over – even according to some administration officials:

So, if the Obama administration is simultaneously issuing warnings about the threat of terrorism and proclaiming “the war on terror is over,” it seems logical to conclude that the Obama administration has simply quit fighting terror.

Thus, I fear, since the threat still exists, but the war against it is over, the administration must have decided that we lost the war and surrendered.

Or, maybe not: Marine General: U.S. Special Forces Will Be in Afghanistan 'For Years' After 2014

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