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Iraq war to be rebranded 'Operation New Dawn'
NST Online ^ | 2/18/2010 | AFP

Posted on 02/19/2010 12:29:28 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

President Barack Obama’s administration plans to rebrand its military operation in Iraq “Operation New Dawn,” beginning September 1, a Pentagon memorandum shows. The memo, signed by US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, shows the Pentagon approving a request to switch the name of the US military effort in Iraq from its current designation — “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

“The request... is approved to take effect 1 September 2010, coinciding with the change of mission for US forces in Iraq.

“Aligning the name change with the change of mission sends a strong signal that Operation Iraqi Freedom has ended and our forces are operating under a new mission,” Gates wrote in the memo, first reported by ABC News.

The document, which is addressed to General David Petraeus, the head of US Central Command, adds the rebranding “presents opportunities to synchronize strategic communication initiatives... and recognize our evolving relationship with the government of Iraq.”

The move quickly drew criticism from Military Families United, a national security pressure group.

"You cannot end a war simply by changing its name,” Brian Wise, the group’s executive director, said in a statement.

“Despite the administration’s efforts to spin realities on the ground, their efforts do not change the situation at hand in Iraq.

“Operational military decisions should not be made for purposes of public relations but should be made in the best interests of our nation, the troops on the ground and their families back home.”

Obama ran for office in 2008 on a platform that emphasized a pledge to withdraw US troops from Iraq and focus on the war in Afghanistan.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: centralcommand; davidpetraeus; iraq; militaryoperation; pentagon; robertgates

1 posted on 02/19/2010 12:29:28 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove
"Operation New Dawn" sounds vaguely Moslem. More 0bama "help" for Moslems to subjugate the west?

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2 posted on 02/19/2010 12:37:58 AM PST by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: StopObama2012

It does has a Muslim overtone to it.


3 posted on 02/19/2010 12:39:19 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Remember Omoslem’s book, Dreams of My Father?

Omoslem writes that the Moslem call to prayer, at DAWN, is the most beautiful sound in the world.

0BAMA’S CAIRO SPEECH: CALLS FOR A “NEW BEGINNING” WITH THE MUSLIM WORLD........

“THE PRESIDENT’S GOAL: I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world….
THE PRESIDENT’S MUSLIM HERITAGE: I am a Christian, but my father came from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims. As a boy, I spent several years in Indonesia and heard the call of the azaan [the Muslim call to prayer] at the break of >>DAWN<< and the fall of dusk….”


4 posted on 02/19/2010 12:46:50 AM PST by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: sonofstrangelove

So is this how he & Biden plan to take credit for it? Operation Iraqi Freedom was Bush, and now this New Dawn Crapola will belong to 0bama?

Well, if he’s going to take it over so he can claim credit for its success, it’s sure to fall apart now because of ‘political correctness’. What the hell does the ‘constitutional professor at a lectern’ know about waging war? Managing defeat will be more like it. < Reid >”This war is lost...< /Reid >

I weep for our soldiers...


5 posted on 02/19/2010 12:50:29 AM PST by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Wow, years ago I wrote a script about terrorism, and the terrorists were called the New Dawn movement.

I was warning people about Obama even back before I knew he existed!

This is hilarious Orwellian crap, but I do think it's their attempt to take credit for Iraq--"Iraqi Freedom was a failure, but Obama's New Dawn..."

6 posted on 02/19/2010 1:40:01 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Bostonian conservative, atheist prolifer)
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To: sonofstrangelove
Not to be confused with operation “Red Dawn”

7 posted on 02/19/2010 1:55:16 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: sonofstrangelove
"...Iraqi Freedom has ended...” Gates wrote

Key phrase. Robert Gates is a two-faced hack. He makes me almost as nauseated as Hussein.

8 posted on 02/19/2010 2:17:07 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (,)
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To: sonofstrangelove

That’s the name of a Greek diner that just opened up the street!


9 posted on 02/19/2010 2:43:55 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: StopObama2012

It is all about branding with this administration. Freedom.... you think of the Eagle, American Flag. New Dawn=that dopey logo of his. Think about it, do you ever remember a President associated with a logo? Anyway new name, new logo, he takes all the credit.


10 posted on 02/19/2010 3:13:11 AM PST by panthermom
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To: sonofstrangelove
Obama Voters at UC
11 posted on 02/20/2010 5:41:08 AM PST by pabianice
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