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'Global War On Terror' Is Given New Name; Bush's Phrase Is Out, Pentagon Says (24 March 2009)
The Washington Post ^ | 25 March 2009 | Scott Wilson/Al Kamen (WaPO)

Posted on 12/28/2009 7:39:00 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo

(24/3/09) The Obama administration appears to be backing away from the phrase "global war on terror," a signature rhetorical legacy of its predecessor. In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.' ..."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 12/28/2009 7:39:02 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Morons.


2 posted on 12/28/2009 7:42:08 AM PST by elpinta (Change: check. Hope: not so much.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

newspeak orders recieved..


3 posted on 12/28/2009 7:42:39 AM PST by tje
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Can you imagine how many Luncheon meetings it took for the brainless in d. C. to come up with a new name.

I wonder how much they spent on consumer data to test the reaction of the “stupid” public.


4 posted on 12/28/2009 7:43:10 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Overseas? Overseas??????? Excuse me, but how about a contingency plan for stopping terrorists on the homefront? Oh, never mind, Napolitano said it all worked just fine.


5 posted on 12/28/2009 7:43:10 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

How’s the Hopey/Changey thingee working out?


6 posted on 12/28/2009 7:43:11 AM PST by onyx
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To: elpinta
If by incompetence, yes.

If by design, then something ELSE.

7 posted on 12/28/2009 7:43:34 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Each contemptuous Senate Democrat is thinking: "Oh, it will all blow over by spring--they'll forget")
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To: AmericanInTokyo

How about “Overseas Negotiations with Operatives in a Bad Mood”?


8 posted on 12/28/2009 7:43:43 AM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

And we can call Obama “Kenyan Politician in America” instead of President.


9 posted on 12/28/2009 7:44:10 AM PST by o_zarkman44
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To: onyx

The jihadists are just getting warmed up, I am afraid. It is going to be a rough 2010. Take that to the BANK, America. I wish it were otherwise.


10 posted on 12/28/2009 7:44:48 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Each contemptuous Senate Democrat is thinking: "Oh, it will all blow over by spring--they'll forget")
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To: elpinta

Morons? I assume you mean the U.S. Government (correct) vs. the two mohammedan losers (winners, this round?)in the photo.


11 posted on 12/28/2009 7:45:16 AM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: elpinta

DemoLiberals! (spit)...They’re even p*ssies when they talk about killing their enemies...uhhhhhmmmm...”Discontinuing
the functionality of opposing peoples”.


12 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:02 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Present Obama’s Sanctions Educating Radicals.

It’s a teaching moment: POSER.


13 posted on 12/28/2009 7:48:11 AM PST by Voter62vb
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I guess our enemies found the previous terminology offensive
14 posted on 12/28/2009 7:52:25 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I agree and please remember,

Obama is about to send 90 YEMENI DETAINEES at GITMO

back to YEMEN!


15 posted on 12/28/2009 7:53:41 AM PST by onyx
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It should be called “war on radical Muslim morons”.


16 posted on 12/28/2009 7:54:18 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: john drake

I mean, changing the name of something to dilute its impact, THAT is moronic, yes, and it is by design unfortunately.


17 posted on 12/28/2009 8:00:25 AM PST by elpinta (Change: check. Hope: not so much.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Gentlemen, I give you “Operation Cuddly Fluff!”


18 posted on 12/28/2009 8:01:03 AM PST by oldleft
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I was just commenting to another on a different thread how now that it is obamageddon who started a third theater in Yemen the NYT see’s fit to call it the war on terror! Before they all stopped using the term only Fox continued.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/28/world/middleeast/28yemen.html?_r%3D2%26ref%3Dglobal-home


19 posted on 12/28/2009 8:05:50 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

The first terrorist that needs to be removed is the one in the WH.


20 posted on 12/28/2009 8:15:47 AM PST by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“In an address to Congress nine days after the attacks, President George W. Bush said, “Our war on terror will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”

Clearly Obama doesn’t think the same way. He figures if we just pretend there are no terrorists, they will just go away. The recent attack clearly show that it doesn’t work that way.


21 posted on 12/28/2009 8:22:24 AM PST by SmartInsight (Dems in power are a clear and present danger to our freedom and the survival of our nation.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
'Overseas Contingency Operation.' ..."

Doubleplus bellyfeel!

mmmmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

22 posted on 12/28/2009 8:46:55 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

A war by any other name...


23 posted on 12/28/2009 9:04:31 AM PST by Between the Lines (For their sins of 50 million abortions God gave them over to be an ObamaNation {Romans 1:24-32})
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To: elpinta

Wait a minute! If it walks like a terrorist, talks like a terrorist, acts like a terrorist, it must be a Duck! Ducks are not inspected at Airports by DHS or overseas departure points. Are there ducks in Nigeria?


24 posted on 12/28/2009 9:12:01 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (God bless)
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To: bunkerhill7

Yup, that is pretty much what they are doing!


25 posted on 12/28/2009 9:16:55 AM PST by elpinta (Change: check. Hope: not so much.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I think you are right. They have sized up obama and decided there is no one at home.
26 posted on 12/28/2009 4:28:50 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: FromLori

Excellent catch!


27 posted on 12/28/2009 5:16:58 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Each contemptuous Senate Democrat is thinking: "Oh, it will all blow over by spring--they'll forget")
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Not to mention....Those elite, (primarily Ivy-League) American asshats which claim to be "journalists". They have lost all professional credibility in my book.

This was a MAJOR national security breach and an attack (even if failed in part) upon the United States of America, on the day we celebrate Jesus' birth.

And they are asleep at the wheel, either through incompetence or political correct design.

Hey guys, SURPRISE! Wake up and smell the Nigerian coffee, you dingbats!


28 posted on 12/28/2009 5:27:40 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Each contemptuous Senate Democrat is thinking: "Oh, it will all blow over by spring--they'll forget")
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