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

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

    Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation' - First 100 Days of Presidency - Politics FOXNews.com

    The Obama administration has ordered an end to use of the phrase "Global War on Terror," a label adopted by the Bush administration shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

    In a memo sent this week from the Defense Department's office of security to Pentagon staffers, members were told, "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.'"




    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?
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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 have no idea. This is stupid.

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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?
    Its to underline The Obama's "New Era of Compassion and Understanding."

    After all, if we cannot be compassionate toward those that wuold set off nuclear weapons in our cities, who CAN we be compassionate towards?

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

    Does this remind anyone of the 1984 Newspeak dictionary?

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

    As silly a name as the "War on Terror" is, it's stuck and it's what people are used to hearing. This isn't going to change anything.

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

    It makes sense... You're never going to win a "War on Terror". This sounds less aggressive and provoking. Not that it actually changes anything else...
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    The term "War on Terror" was no more than an attempt by the Neo-cons to pursue their agenda of nation building imperialism....which was about as effective as Reagan's "War on drugs".
    <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 Dav View Post
    As silly a name as the "War on Terror" is, it's stuck and it's what people are used to hearing. This isn't going to change anything.
    Its possible Obama doesnt plan to change anything about the War on Terror, just change the name to keep the liberals wrapped in blissful ignorance while everything continues.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The term "War on Terror" was no more than an attempt by the Neo-cons to pursue their agenda of nation building imperialism....which was about as effective as Reagan's "War on drugs".




    So will you be commenting on the current topic, as in the new labels applied to the same activities or will you be bloviating about bush for the foreseeable future?
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    Re: Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    So will you be commenting on the current topic, as in the new labels applied to the same activities or will you be bloviating about bush for the foreseeable future?
    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?
    <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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