The Names Who Served
TOPIC: Today the White House announced that after careful research and study of terrorist events since 11 Sept 2001 it was incorrect to name the military mission against the 9/11 attackers as "The Global War on Terror". Analysts, diplomats, world leaders and historians unanimously agree that no "global war on terror" existed in 2001 or now. All agree that the proper designation for military operations against the 9/11 attackers, network and host country(s) should have been designated: "The War Against Al-Queda".
QUESTION 1/6: Do you agree that the name "The Global War On Terror" was incorrect and the proper name should have been (and now be) "The War Against Al Queda"?
QUESTION 2/6: Should the current US military medals titled, "Global War on Terror, Service (GWOTSM) " and "Global War On Terror, Expeditionary (GWOTEM)" be changed to the correct mission name?
QUESTION 3/6: Should the current US military medals titled, "Global War on Terror, Service" and "Global War On Terror, Expeditionary" be officially recalled?
Yes, they should be recalled and future medals bear the correct name
No, they should remain applicable
No, they should not be recalled. They should become collector's items and previously authorized recipients should have access to any newly renamed medals.
QUESTION 4/6: Do you believe the name "Global War On Terror" was properly named in 2001?
Yes, that name was justified
No, that name was a publicity gimmick to gain support for the invasion of Iraq
No, that name was a publicity gimmick to gain support for certain politicians
QUESTION 5/6: Should recipients who were authorized the GWOTEM for service in countries where al-Queda was not present be de-authorized that medal?
QUESTION 6/6: Should recipients who were authorized the GWOTSM for domestic service patrolling public locations where no al-Queda threat was evident be de-authorized that medal?