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ABC News has learned that the Obama administration has decided to give the war in Iraq -- currently known as Operation Iraqi Freedom -- a new name.

The new name: "Operation New Dawn."

Alrighty, then.

I'll be waiting for the spate of supportive posting from newly "on message" access bloggers....

NOTE Didn't the Iraqi oil contracts go to non-US actors? What do we have this gigantic and ginormously expensive war machine for, if we can't steal oil with it?

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Submitted by hipparchia on

am i the only one who saw that and read operation red dawn instead?

yes, some of the earliest and minor contracts went to non-american companies, but american companies are still expected to rake in some dough. i haven't kept up with developments since obama became president, but iirc, the american and approved western european big oil companies were slated to end up with about half the oil profits after all.

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Submitted by vastleft on

How often does a marketer rebrand a product it's discontinuing?

You'd almost think...

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

With no operations that explicitly mention "Iraq", we can forget about it. By renaming the operation, Obama can claim to have "ended" Operation Iraqi Freedom. He and his bankster buds and creative class toadies can pretend he's not a failure on this issue. Shit, remember the give him a year Guantanamites? They don't seem to be as indignant these days, maybe they forgot about it.

I don't think I really started to believe Vidal's descriptor of the US of A until the 2008 primary when Obama was basically giving recycled and updated (not even upgraded) W. Bush speeches from 1999-2000 and his slobbering sycophants started pitching tents in their trow like it was something novel. And these same prepubescent-witted progressives recycled the CDS/Clenis infatuations of the 1990s as if the left didn't fight so hard to counter the BS. From die hard Dean partisans to post-partisans in almost the same breath. Staggering.