I don't wish to bore you with this, so if you are bored look away. Here's Barack Obama in Strasbourg:
As president, I can tell you there's no decision more difficult, there's no duty more painful, than signing a letter to the family of somebody who's died in a war. So I understand that there's doubt about this war in Europe. There's doubt at times even in the United States. But know this: The United States of America did not choose to fight a war in Afghanistan. We were attacked by an al Qaeda network that killed thousands on American soil, including French and Germans. Along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, those terrorists are still plotting today. And there - if there is another al Qaeda attack, it is just as likely, if not more, that it will be here in Europe, in a European city.
So I've made a commitment to Afghanistan, and I have asked our NATO partners for more civilian and military support and assistance. We do this with a clear purpose: To root out the terrorists who threaten all of us; to train the Afghan people to sustain their own security; and to help them advance their own opportunity; and to quicken the day when our troops come home.
And this is Gordon Brown in Prague:
We are facing what is a complex resilient insurgency led by the Taliban and involving al-Qaida, exploiting links to the drugs trade and safe havens in Afghanistan. For all of us our national security, and that means safety on our streets in our country, demands that we cannot tolerate any area in Afghanistan or Pakistan that is a base for exporting terrorism.
If we put together some of the more prominent elements here, we'll have in combination: fighting a war; an enemy that includes terrorists; the aim of rooting them out; the aim of securing various places in the world against the threat, and the export, of terrorism. Watch out - someone might suggest this is a war against terror. Call it FKATWOT 18.