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    Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    From the Wednesday, March 25 NBC Nightly News:

    We wanted to take a moment tonight to note a stunning turn of events in Iraq. As you might have noted, there was not one question about the war in last night's presidential news conference. While it has been crowded off the national radar of late, the level of violence in Iraq has thankfully fallen sharply. A military spokesman there said today the number of attacks has dropped to the lowest level since the month following the U.S. invasion six years ago now -- from a peak of more than 1,200 attacks a week, to what is now often fewer than 100 a week.

    And we learned today there's no more Global War on Terror -- at least it's been renamed by the Obama administration. The Pentagon will now call the ongoing U.S. military effort the Overseas Contingency Operation.
    Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation' | NewsBusters.org

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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Why don't they call it the Concerted Underfunded Contingency Operations Overseas, or CUCOO, for short?

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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    I wonder if our soldiers when being shot at by the "man-made disasters" realize they are not fighting a WAR but instead a "overseas contingency operation".

    Nobody can have any confidence in people who are not only afraid to address their enemies as what they are but go to such absurd levels as this to play wordage games.

    Its unbelievably stupidity.

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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    While "war on terror" is an odd, if not unfit term for this "battle," the replacement title ineeds work.

    How does not calling it a war on terror help the enemy, if anybody'd like to justify that idea.
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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    War on Terrorists would be more appropriate, IMHO.

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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    I wonder if our soldiers when being shot at by the "man-made disasters" realize they are not fighting a WAR but instead a "overseas contingency operation".

    Nobody can have any confidence in people who are not only afraid to address their enemies as what they are but go to such absurd levels as this to play wordage games.

    Its unbelievably stupidity.
    Believing you can successfully annihilate an ideology, or even just remove said ideology from a region it has thrived in for thousands of years, is equally stupid.
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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Legitimizes their efforts as not being terrorist in nature but legitimate action.

    Its also harms Morale. You don't sit in the back renaming the enemy you have been fighting for years, dismissing his acts with frivolous wordage, not even calling it a war, or worse demeaning your own soldiers in Iraq and expect the morale of your military to remain high.

    It also validates the enemies claims that they can break the USA. Nothing says that is true more then the USA itself playing wordage games 7 years into a war(oh excuse me a "contingency operation"

    1. Harms Allied forces morale.
    2. Harms Allies views of US commitment to the War.
    3. Validates some Enemy claims about the USA. (IE they run)
    4. Makes the War seem frivolous.
    5. Undermines the war effort across the board.
    6. Validates the enemy politically.
    Etc., etc,


    Next week using the word DEAD, or Killed In Action, etc will "offend"...


    The people who play these word games clearly cannot face reality. They should resign or be removed asap from their offices. Their flippancy and frivolous treatment adversly affect the war effort and worse indirectly play a part in the deaths caused by it.

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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Believing you can successfully annihilate an ideology, or even just remove said ideology from a region it has thrived in for thousands of years, is equally stupid.
    Hear that Obama?





    (The reality of Japan and Germany today make your claim mute. Not to mention thousands of years of human history that have shown numerous ideologies and religion exterminated from regions)
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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Hear that Obama?
    Hear that Bush. Obama didn't make this fight what it is today. I fear he won't make it any better though.
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    Re: Not Even NBC Buys, or Can Fit, 'Overseas Contingency Operation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post


    Next week using the word DEAD, or Killed In Action, etc will "offend"...

    You mean suspension of life and suspension of life activity.
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