Don't play word games with terrorism, Capiche Georgie?
THE million-dollar fencing erected in Sydney — cutting the city in two as security tightens for the world leaders at APEC — is the latest symbol of the way our world has changed in the six years since New York's Twin Towers fell.
But wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have failed to put an end to terrorism and it is time to seriously consider the recent call by Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon to abandon the term "war on terror", coined by US President George Bush after the 2001 attacks on America.
Nixon is not alone in this. In Britain, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has banned government use of the "war on terror" and, it was revealed recently, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs no longer uses the expression.