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

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Basic English:
    If you could care less, that means you care at least a little, as the amount that you care can decrease.
    If you could NOT care less, then the amount you care is at its minimum.

    Okay, chief
    However much the truth may hurt, you should admit, to yourself at least, that it is the truth. Yours is a non-sequitur as there is no necessary relationship between the two tenets you presented.

    I said that I did not care what you thought of my opinion
    Yes. And I have explained how -my- opinion of your opinion isnt the issue.

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

    Well at least the War on Terror is over.

    Does this change the name of my GWOT Expeditionary Medal?
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    What we're seeing is a slick attempt by Obama to start writing his legacy before he's even started... much like he wrote his memoir before he'd done anything of note.

    Obama speaks of the need for 'transparency' in Washington. And at least in this case he's delivered. This is a transparent gimmick to appease his supporters who opposed military action... while he continues to pursue the Bush administration's military path in the middle east. A military path which in Iraq, at least, has been looking quite positive for the past two years or so.

    But with a simple change of terminology, the Bush haters will be able to continue in their ridicule of the former president, while praising the 'bold new strategy' of the current president. And in the end, Obama will claim to have 'cleaned up' Bush's mess.


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

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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've advocated the abandonment of the GWoT for quite some time...since it started actually. As it is merely government propaganda to justify further increases in size and scope of power and nothing else. of course, I didn't want it replaced with more government propaganda meant to justify the increase in size and scope of government power. It's not like this is much different, it's just a new name and same ol' treason.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Chanda View Post
    The "Global War on Terror" has always been a misnomer. There have been far more innocent civilians killed than terrorists.

    I know this will be like garlic to a vampire..... but.....




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

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I know this will be like garlic to a vampire..... but.....




    By whom?

    Iraqi.....innocent civilians.....killed by.....American troops and private contractors.
    You hadn't heard?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FD1j...x=0&playnext=1
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Iraqi.....innocent civilians.....killed by.....American troops and private contractors.
    You hadn't heard?
    rl]

    Most of the civillian deaths are iraqi on Iraqi. You FAIL as usual.

    So are you calling us Troops Murderers?


    I just want to check before we continue.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    ABB - Anything But Bush.

    That's why we're hearing the terms like man-caused disasters and overseas contingency operations.

    It's to seperate the Obama administration from the Bush administration.

    The good news is, Obama has finally lived up to one of his campaign promises, this is the "Change" he talked about.
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post

    So are you calling us Troops Murderers?
    I have always hated that question.

    While I support the troops, I cannot help but to feel that there are murderers and down-right absolute evil people in the U.S. Armed forces.

    I treat the armed forces as if it were the American people... are Americans murderers? Well, no, but there are some who all.

    I also find a slight bit of frustration towards those who can kill on command. I have a gung-ho buddy, who was all about killing hadjis and arabs and terrorists, and whatever else he could find to call them. After a few days of playing in the sand, he is not so sure...

    I think war is more unimaginable than I can conceive
    "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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