No More War on Terror

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sabashimon, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. sabashimon

    sabashimon New Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    First it was "Man caused Disasters", now we get this. George Orwell is smiling somewhere:

    Don't mention the war on terror! Obama rebrands Bush's hated campaign as 'overseas contingency operation'

    By Mail Foreign Service
    25th March 2009

    It was the most reviled policy of George W. Bush's presidency so the decision to rebrand the much derided 'war on terror' may seem particularly astute.

    The wisdom of renaming it 'Overseas Contingency Operation' however, remains to be seen.

    Washington speechwriters and other key officials were notified of the change today by email, according to The Washington Post.

    Barack Obama has moved away from the terminology used by George W. Bush in the wake of the September 11 attacks

    The leaked memo sent from the Defense Department's office of security notes: 'This administration prefers to avoid using the term "Long War" or"Global War on Terror".

    'Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.'

    Email recipients were asked to pass the information on to staff - and to amend uses of the phrase War On Terror, which was adopted after the September 11 attacks in 2001, in official documents.

    However, there appeared to be some confusion about where the policy originated.

    Kenneth Baer, spokesman from the Office of Management and Budget, said: 'There was no memo, no guidance.

    'This is the opinion of a career civil servant.'

    The Obama administration has been using the phrase Global Contingency Operation for around a month, in an apparent move to distance itself from the legacy of the Bush years.

    The former President resisted pressure from his own advisers to rebrand the policy, despite claims the name did not reflect the realities of the fight against terrorism.

    Options had included changing it to GSAVE, or Global Struggle Against Violent Extremism.

    However, any such move was quashed after President Bush said it was still a war for him.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  2. He who controls the language controls the arguement and the quest for power knows no shame.

  3. FJF0311

    FJF0311 New Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Mt. Airy, MD
    "Brothers don't declare war on brothers!"
    (Fist bump, hand sign. funky walk off.)
  4. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    And welcome back! Haven't seen you around for a while.
  5. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Silly. What the hell is a contingency operation anyway.

    Main Entry: con·tin·gen·cy
    Pronunciation: \kən-ˈtin-jən(t)-sē\
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural con·tin·gen·cies
    Date: 1561
    1: the quality or state of being contingent
    2: a contingent event or condition: as a: an event (as an emergency) that may but is not certain to occur <trying to provide for every contingency> b: something liable to happen as an adjunct to or result of something else

    Contingency is a "what if" plan. We are involved in a freaking war. Damn I can't stand libs. They try to act intelligent by throwing out big words the meaning of which they do not know. But then again..that is obama...the pretend president pretending to be an intellectual.
  6. sabashimon

    sabashimon New Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    (that's "yep" in Arabic)

    And thanks LurpyGeek
  7. sabashimon

    sabashimon New Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    As USMC-03 intimated, language is important.
  8. artabr

    artabr New Member

    How soon they forget. :mad: :mad: :mad:


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  9. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    I better not state my feelings towards democrats, but they EDITED OUT:mad:
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  10. RonRdRcr

    RonRdRcr New Member

    May 4, 2008
    Astoria, OR
    Does this mean I get to wear another ribbon on my

  11. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    Muslims are not the bad guys anymore. I believe they are dusting off the Clinton playbook that says militias are the big threat to the nation.:rolleyes:
  12. 1shot1k

    1shot1k Former Guest

    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas

    I guess....guess ..mind problem with a new guy a job hes not really ready for...surrounded by yes men and gals...choosing to set up his plans in a way to start tryin to close some wounds and head in some kinda direction ...I dont know.....I usually believe in benefit of doubt in MOST areas....

    but why dont he call..personally....every family that has lost a member to this "contingency" ..and tell em why or what he is doing...?

    As said...I give MOST new jacks some leavway..I mean...Gorge did have his dad in corner..and I sure trust Cheney to tell you how cow eats cabbage......but in reality...and I mean it....why cant this birth certificate CRAP...get settled one way or other...for god's and our sake....?

    I enjoyed listening to a level headed guy getting interviewed a few minutes today that I could catch "Savage"....

    He was honest..."it's not that the GOP i gaining so much ground lately..iys just the damn Dem's
    are LOOSING so much ground recently...

    And old BIG EARS POTUS OMAMMA...hasnt learned the tricks of Loose Trousers 'Bill"..and start this big Gov spending per "specifics " or peice the guy said...its happenin everywhere.."the average Joe/Sue when asked..may not know the big difference betwen ..well...7 to 9 Trillion deficit...They just dont like the Hell of the way either of the estimates sound...!"

  13. Vasily Zaytsev

    Vasily Zaytsev New Member

    Mar 17, 2009

    I have to concur

    All those right wing extreme gun toting, bible thumping Constitutionalists

    They are the real enemy
  14. sabashimon

    sabashimon New Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Terror attack = "man caused disaster"
    Global war on terror = overseas contingency operations"
    Islamic fundamentalist = "religiously challenged individual"

    Makes me want to puke
  15. ...And shortly to follow:

    Patriot = Domestic Terrorist

    Loyal Opposition = Subversion
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