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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Or are trying to explain the color to someone who is color-blind?
    Hmmm...
    The degree of futility in that is oddly appropriate here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Hmmm...
    The degree of futility in that is oddly appropriate here.
    Good point.

    People still do it all the time though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Good point.
    People still do it all the time though.
    Yes. And they also try to describe B-flat to a deaf person.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Yes. And they also try to describe B-flat to a deaf person.
    Well, that's easy. You just smash a bee.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    It's a ridiculous title that was thrown down right after 9/11 in order to galvanize popular support for our operations against various terror organizations. But it's intellectually misleading because you can't actually wage a war against a religious or political strategy or idealism.

    I'm glad he's scrapping it because it was a stupid title. Like I said, you come back when you can articulate how he's actually putting our national security at risk.


    so what do you think of the new term calling terrorist attacke "man causes disasters"?
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    The point I am making is that the "War on Terror" is a terrible name. It sounds endless and futile.



    "overseas contingecy operations" is better?
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    "overseas contingecy operations" is better?
    Yep. It does not sound like an endless and futile war.
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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?
    It was the "Global War On Terror" that was the silly newspeak: it was an absurd effort by Bush to justify an unnecessary war in Iraq by imputing an Iraqi connection to 911 and the prospect of imminent terror attacks coming from Iraq, all of which was fraudulent. This is what happens when you take policy away from the grownups and hand it over to Cecil B. DeMille and the Publicity Department.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloDollyLlama View Post
    It was the "Global War On Terror" that was the silly newspeak: it was an absurd effort by Bush to justify an unnecessary war in Iraq by imputing an Iraqi connection to 911 and the prospect of imminent terror attacks coming from Iraq, all of which was fraudulent. This is what happens when you take policy away from the grownups and hand it over to Cecil B. DeMille and the Publicity Department.
    Saddam's non-compliance and shooting at our planes over the no-fly zone is what brought about Operation Iraqi Freedom, which is the name of that operation.
    The Global War on Terror was fought in many countries. Anywhere terrorist cells were found.
    This is straight out of Wiki's War on Terror entry:
    "Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated." - Bush
    "Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred." - Obama

    It looks like they're saying about the same thing but Obama is just hiding the word terrorist What does that accomplish and why would he do that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HelloDollyLlama View Post
    It was the "Global War On Terror" that was the silly newspeak: it was an absurd effort by Bush to justify an unnecessary war in Iraq by imputing an Iraqi connection to 911 and the prospect of imminent terror attacks coming from Iraq, all of which was fraudulent. This is what happens when you take policy away from the grownups and hand it over to Cecil B. DeMille and the Publicity Department.


    Why do you keep trying to tie 911 to iraw?
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