Do you think it is a War?
Do you think our troop in Afghanistan are engaged in War fighting to reduce terrorist threats?
Do you think Overseas Contingency Operation is an HONEST name for this engagement/war?
Does it feel like the new name, Overseas Contingency Operation, is more of a marketing phrase to appease Obama's liberal anti-war associates? (ie: Pelosi)
Obama and company can sugar coat it all they want.
War is war...terrorists are terrorists...no matter how they try to spin it!
But I suppose with the liberal line of thinking, they're still "somebodies" just like you and me. Whatever.
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:27 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
This is so bad. It's going to give people a sense of complacency (b/c lets face it people have a short memory) and make them think that the threat is over. It's not. we are at war. Just not with a select country but people in lots of countries, even our own, that will do anything to take us down and changing the jargon doesn't change the facts, it only changes how serious it looks like the gov't is taking it.
Answer by momof030404 at 8:32 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
I wonder if they will still call it that when we are attacked again on our own soil by terrorists. I think it's the Obama Administration's way to globally disassociate itself with the last administration. However, I think the way it will translate to our foreign enemies will be interpreted in a different way. It seems the Obama administration is afraid to use strong language with our enemies, but has no problem throwing CEO's under the bus.
my answers: Stupid name.
Yes, it's war.
Honest name? No.
Yes (I am sure he wants to call off Bill Ayers which is none too happy about the Afghanistan project - don't want to piss off a domestic terrorist ;oP)
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:15 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
Link to your story.
There is just absolutely nothing funny about war in Afghanistan.Don't we need to care more about our troops.Name is just a name but it will not change anything.People who don't have the same ideals in life will kill our soldiers there.
Again some women like to attack others........LoriKeet what is liberal thinking??
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:49 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
Obama and Janet Napolitano have just effectively p*ssified us in the eyes of the world.
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