‘War on terror’ phrase is finished, Hillary says

Hillary Clinton at The Hague, March 31, 2009 Secretary Clinton is at The Hague in the Netherlands for today’s international conference on Afghanistan. She will not be having any “substantive” discussions with Iranian officials there, but they did share a conference table earlier today. On another note, Clinton has said the phrase, “war on terror,” is ...

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Secretary Clinton is at The Hague in the Netherlands for today's international conference on Afghanistan. She will not be having any "substantive" discussions with Iranian officials there, but they did share a conference table earlier today.

On another note, Clinton has said the phrase, "war on terror," is finished. The Associated Press reports that on her way to The Hague she said:

Hillary Clinton at The Hague, March 31, 2009

Hillary Clinton at The Hague, March 31, 2009

Secretary Clinton is at The Hague in the Netherlands for today’s international conference on Afghanistan. She will not be having any “substantive” discussions with Iranian officials there, but they did share a conference table earlier today.

On another note, Clinton has said the phrase, “war on terror,” is finished. The Associated Press reports that on her way to The Hague she said:

“The [Obama] administration has stopped using the phrase, and I think that speaks for itself.”

Clinton is in the Netherlands, so, of course, I have to include this photo with tulips:

Hillary Clinton with Maxime Verhagen, March 31, 2009

Hillary Clinton with Maxime Verhagen, March 31, 2009

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives on March 31 with Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen for the start of the international conference on Afghanistan in The Hague. Afghanistan’s international backers, including Iran, are gathering to try to bring new impetus to efforts to combat the Taliban-led insurgency, help spread democracy, and rebuild.

Photos: ROBERT VOS/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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