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

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    It makes sense... You're never going to win a "War on Terror". This sounds less aggressive and provoking.
    Yes... because we'd hate to further provoke the people that already hate us enough that they are willing to blow themslevses up in an effort to kill as many of us as they can.

    Not that it actually changes anything else...
    Changing the name does not.
    But to think The Obama will not change the war from what it was under GWB is just silly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Stryker View Post
    Does this remind anyone of the 1984 Newspeak dictionary?
    No, actually it doesn't.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Can you argue that he has not followed the same game plan..

    Did the FISA law get repealed?

    Are the troops home yet?






    YOu may pass out.....
    I very well may. As I said, I am cautiously optimistic that Obama will follow through with his foreign policy ideas. I am hoping (perhaps against hope) that Obama will display that he is not just a typical politician who's agenda was simply rhetoric to get elected. I think it is still too early to tell what direction our foreign policy will take. Obama hasn't even been office 3 months. I would like to see Obama take very broad steps to repeal the mislabeled "Patriot" act, but doubt that he will. I have already seen him backtrack on the timetable for getting us out of Iraq which I hope does not continue to be a pattern. That's why I say that at this point, I'm taking a wait and see approach.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    But to think The Obama will not change the war from what it was under GWB is just silly.
    We can only Hope and Pray.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I very well may. As I said, I am cautiously optimistic that Obama will follow through with his foreign policy ideas. I am hoping (perhaps against hope) that Obama will display that he is not just a typical politician who's agenda was simply rhetoric to get elected. I think it is still too early to tell what direction our foreign policy will take. Obama hasn't even been office 3 months. I would like to see Obama take very broad steps to repeal the mislabeled "Patriot" act, but doubt that he will. I have already seen him backtrack on the timetable for getting us out of Iraq which I hope does not continue to be a pattern. That's why I say that at this point, I'm taking a wait and see approach.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    First 100 days sets the agenda. We are approaching that. How much longer do you need?
    I've never been a follower of the "100 day" rule for any President. That's just media hype to offer a critique of how things are going. I think especially in the realm of foreign policy that first "100 days" is pretty irrelevant. Think about it...if we were to have judged GWB on this first 100 days...his foreign policy would have looked quite good instead of the mess it became.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Yes... because we'd hate to further provoke the people that already hate us enough that they are willing to blow themslevses up in an effort to kill as many of us as they can.
    I would. Why provoke unnecessarily? What will that accomplish?
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I've never been a follower of the "100 day" rule for any President. That's just media hype to offer a critique of how things are going. I think especially in the realm of foreign policy that first "100 days" is pretty irrelevant. Think about it...if we were to have judged GWB on this first 100 days...his foreign policy would have looked quite good instead of the mess it became.
    GWB's first 100 days were quite sound. His foreign policy was nothing more than the continuance of the previous Presidents; Hawkish and Brutal.

    American foreign policy, not Bush's mind you, come crashing down on September 11th. We are putting too many eggs in the basket labeled "this President is a trillion times different than the one before"
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I would. Why provoke unnecessarily? What will that accomplish?
    The point is that you cannot provoke these poeple further.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The point is that you cannot provoke these poeple further.
    Really? Because we haven't been attacked in 8 years. I'm sure we could provoke these people MUCH further.
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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