The Washington Examiner today explained how "Kinetic Military Action" is now the phrase by which we will refer to our efforts in Libya. The term "war" has fallen completely out of favor.
I have to agree with idea driving the decision. This is not a war, because, as has become the unfortunate habit since the Second World War, we disregard the Constitution and don't bother to ask Congress to declare wars any more. But even while agreeing that it is, therefore, not a war, I have to wonder why we can't come up with a better euphemism to describe whatever it really is.
Kerfuffle? Boondoggle? Dustup? Unpleasant Misunderstanding?
In order to address this embarrassing shortcoming, I invite you, both of my readers, to suggest phrases of your own to describe how we are "enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone."