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

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Really? Because we haven't been attacked in 8 years.
    How does that in any way affect anything I said?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    How does that in any way affect anything I said?
    You're already having trouble with this? You said they cannot be provoked further. I was implying that they could be provoked further, since we have not been attacked in 8 years. If we provoke enough, they respond.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    You're already having trouble with this? You said they cannot be provoked further. I was implying that they could be provoked further, since we have not been attacked in 8 years. If we provoke enough, they respond.
    The reason we havent been attacked in 8 years is because every attack attempted has been thwarted.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    You're already having trouble with this? You said they cannot be provoked further. I was implying that they could be provoked further, since we have not been attacked in 8 years.
    Yes. And this is a non-sequitur.
    So...?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Yes. And this is a non-sequitur.
    So...?
    So you have your opinion and I have mine. What are you failing to grasp?
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    So you have your opinion and I have mine. What are you failing to grasp?
    How your non-sequitur facilitates a sound opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    How your non-sequitur facilitates a sound opinion.
    I could care less if you think my opinion is sound.
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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?
    The "Global War on Terror" has always been a misnomer. There have been far more innocent civilians killed than terrorists.
    "The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today." President George W. Bush, in his daily diary, September 11, 2001

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I could care less if you think my opinion is sound.
    First, its 'couldn't care less'.

    Second, its not a matter of me thinking its sound or not -- you have based your opinion on a logical fallacy. That, not my thoughts, makes it unsound.

    Third, your statement that you do not care if your opinion is sound or not is telling.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    First, its 'couldn't care less'.
    World Wide Words: I could care less

    In these cases people have tried to apply logic, and it has failed them. Attempts to be logical about I could care less also fail. Taken literally, if one could care less, then one must care at least a little, which is obviously the opposite of what is meant. It is so clearly logical nonsense that to condemn it for being so (as some commentators have done) misses the point. The intent is obviously sarcastic — the speaker is really saying, “As if there was something in the world that I care less about”.
    Second, its not a matter of me thinking its sound or not -- you have based your opinion on a logical fallacy. That, not my thoughts, makes it unsound.
    Okay, chief

    Third, your statement that you do not care if your opinion is sound or not is telling.
    I said that I did not care what you thought of my opinion. I do not cater to the hyper partisan, so it's completely expected that you would disagree.
    Last edited by First Thought; 03-25-09 at 02:37 PM.
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