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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Hmmmm....lets see. The topic is about scraping the "War on Terror" label....which I seem to have commented on. Your post bloviated on what?


    What do you think of the new terms and the idea behind them to be implemented.


    I will wait.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So in Obama's brave new world, there are no terrorist attacks but "man-caused disasters" and now the GWoT is now called 'Overseas Contingency Operation'. What purpose does this silly newspeak do? Is this to placate the enemy? To soften our stance of defense of our people. What is the point?
    I think the name change makes it easier for him down the road to cut off any future operations. Or he may simply keep these operations going while trying to toss the salad of pussyfist, "look I ended the war on terror".
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What do you think of the new terms and the idea behind them to be implemented.


    I will wait.
    I would only HOPE that the new "label" is more than just a continuation of the failed foreign policies ideas that have alientated our allies, destabalized the entire middle East and has tarnished our image as a "leader" in the world community.

    I believe that the new administration ushered in with it a new direction towards diplomacy and rebuilding the bridges to our allies that were destroyed by the prior administration.

    Will it succeed? Time will tell. But it certainly cannot fail any more than the "war on terror" did.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I would only HOPE that the new "label" is more than just a continuation of the failed foreign policies ideas that have alientated our allies, destabalized the entire middle East and has tarnished our image as a "leader" in the world community.

    I believe that the new administration ushered in with it a new direction towards diplomacy and rebuilding the bridges to our allies that were destroyed by the prior administration.

    Will it succeed? Time will tell. But it certainly cannot fail any more than the "war on terror" did.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    So you admit that you have no clue?
    I don't think anyone does. To pretend that you know the direction that our foreign policy is going to take over the next year or year(s) would be ridiculous. Obama has said what he plans to do...however, no one can predict whether he will be successful in that agenda or not.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I would only HOPE that the new "label" is more than just a continuation of the failed foreign policies ideas that have alientated our allies, destabalized the entire middle East and has tarnished our image as a "leader" in the world community.

    I believe that the new administration ushered in with it a new direction towards diplomacy and rebuilding the bridges to our allies that were destroyed by the prior administration.

    Will it succeed? Time will tell. But it certainly cannot fail any more than the "war on terror" did.


    We just sent 17k troops to afghanistan. What are we doing differently?
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Sugar coating it is going to cause all the smart people get fed up. The name change isn't really working for Xe so I doubt it will work on the War on Being Scared. They namers should have called it the War on Insurgents. Would have made my man Ron Paul think twice about running as a Libertarian in a Republicans body.

    Insurgent

    1. a person who rises in forcible opposition to lawful authority, esp. a person who engages in armed resistance to a government or to the execution of its laws; rebel.
    2. a member of a section of a political party that revolts against the methods or policies of the party.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    We just sent 17k troops to afghanistan. What are we doing differently?
    That's why I said that I HOPE that we will take a different direction and that it is not simply a new label on the same failed old ideas.

    I hope that Obama does not adopt the "Game plan" of the last administration, i.e., "Do the same thing over and over and hope for different results"...but I'm not sure that he won't.

    It should come as no surprise to anyone that we just sent 17k troops to Afghanistan. Obama long said that he would do that. Beyond that...I will hold my breath and hope that Obama actually charts a new course.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    That's why I said that I HOPE that we will take a different direction and that it is not simply a new label on the same failed old ideas.

    I hope that Obama does not adopt the "Game plan" of the last administration, i.e., "Do the same thing over and over and hope for different results"...but I'm not sure that he won't.
    Can you argue that he has not followed the same game plan..

    Did the FISA law get repealed?

    Are the troops home yet?


    It should come as no surprise to anyone that we just sent 17k troops to Afghanistan. Obama long said that he would do that. Beyond that...I will hold my breath and hope that Obama actually charts a new course.


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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    And on another note, Obama now refers to 9/11 as an "aeronautical mishap".

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