Skip to comments.Iraq war to be rebranded 'Operation New Dawn'
Posted on 02/19/2010 12:29:28 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
President Barack Obamas 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 groups executive director, said in a statement.
Despite the administrations 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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It does has a Muslim overtone to it.
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 PRESIDENTS GOAL: I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world
THE PRESIDENTS 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 .”
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...
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..."
Key phrase. Robert Gates is a two-faced hack. He makes me almost as nauseated as Hussein.
That’s the name of a Greek diner that just opened up the street!
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.