Center for Strategic Communication

by Steven R. Corman

Last week I noted that the U.S. had decided to stop calling the Bad Guys “jihadis.”  Well as Jeffrey Imm over at CT Blog points out, there’s just one little problem:   Apparently the State Department and the President didn’t get that memo.  Imm details 30 uses of the word or its derivatives in the latest Country Reports on Terrorism, and in a recent Bush speech.  He (rightly) wonders:

Does the NCTC and DHS now think that the State Department and President Bush are “legitimizing” the actions of the enemy by using such terms?