Skip to comments.Obama Scraps 'Global War on Terror' for 'Overseas Contingency Operation'
Posted on 03/25/2009 7:20:07 AM PDT by pissant
The Obama administration has ordered an end to use of the phrase "Global War on Terror," a label adopted by the Bush administration shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
In a memo sent this week from the Defense Department's office of security to Pentagon staffers, members were told, "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.'"
A spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget, from whom the direction reportedly came, told the Post there was no guidance given from the agency and that it was merely the "opinion of a career civil servant."
The Obama administration's rhetoric has paralleled this idea, having used the "Global Contingency Operation" phrase for a month prior to the e-mail being sent.
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Well! We won that war!!!!!
America is no longer safe, to say the least.
“Overseas Contingency Operation”
They make it sound like some sort of UNICEF program.
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?... Has it ever occurred to your, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?... The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinkingnot needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 5
With Obama, we’ll be lucky if its as effective as a UNICEF program
He also ordered the Marine’s Hymn changed from “From the Halls of Montezuma” to the R & B group War’s 1975 hit “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”
Yeah, I kinda got that feeling when he referred to terrorists on his 60 Minutes interview as those folks
Let's review, shall we.....he called terrorists those folks
Yeah, and the first lady is now to be refered to as a ‘hollyhock’. Not good in beds but suitable around privies and barns.
Mr NEMDF and I have three sons who have Global War on Terrorism medals from the United States Marine Corps for their part in operation Iraqi Freedom. I suppse the ZERO will want to rename their medals, as well. (or just revoke them).
Yay! The war is over! *pukes*
And Terrorists will now be called “Misunderstoodists”
Liberals always change the language to hide the evil that it names.
Maybe we can take up a collection.
The Wussourian candidate strikes again....sissy pants and Thumbelina Rahm have no clue.
Obama in Wonderland
Seeing as how we have embarked upon a vast new public works project to replace the plain meaning of words with colorless euphemisms, I propose we no longer have a "President" but a Temporary Executive Resident. President Prompter, our empty-suit-in-residence.
Hmm, if there is no war, is there no combat pay or benefits?
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