Well, President Obama did promise to end the war:
The Obama administration appears to be backing away from the phrase "global war on terror," a signature rhetorical legacy of its predecessor.
In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.' "
Overseas Contingency Operation -- how catchy. Just as a matter of curisoity, though, what was 9/11? Oh, wait, that was somebody else's Overseas Contingency Operation!