The Army Times Agrees With Us -Same Soldiers Different Name

By Peter Andrew
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The difference between a combat soldier and a non-combat soldier

All is well in Iraq now. All the fighting is over and all the so-called “Combat troops” are gone… right? Weeeeeelllllllllll, maybe not. Even the Army Times agrees with us!

As we wrote in our “Lipstick on a Soldier” article on August 17th, 2010…

“If you change the name of something, does it really change? If we stop calling it a “War on Terror” and instead call it an “Overseas Contingency Operation,” did it stop being a war on terror? Of course not. After promising to remove ALL TROOPS from Iraq, then breaking that promise by leaving 50,000 troops behind… Barack Obama is changing the name of those troops so he can claim he actually fulfilled the promise!!! This is unprecedented audacity and arrogance. He now says he’s removing all COMBAT” troops as “PROMISED.” Yeah, right. That’s because he renamed the troops he’ll leave behind as “Non-Combat” troops. A soldier is a soldier. Even if Obama puts lipstick on the soldier, it remains a soldier.”

Kate Brannen at The Army Times headline reads: “Combat Brigades in Iraq Under Different Name

All the President has done is change the names of the fighting men and women he left behind. 50,000 of them in all…

“As the final convoy of the Army’s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Lewis, Wash., entered Kuwait early Thursday, a different Stryker brigade remained in Iraq.

Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division are deployed in Iraq as members of an Advise and Assist Brigade, the Army’s designation for brigades selected to conduct security force assistance.

So while the “last full U.S. combat brigade” have left Iraq, just under 50,000 soldiers from specially trained heavy, infantry and Stryker brigades will stay, as well as two combat aviation brigades.”

So if you call a Stryker Brigade Combat Team a “Advise & Assist Brigade,” did it suddenly stop being a Stryker Brigade Combat Team? Of course not.

You have to wonder how many Obama advisers it would take to screw in a light bulb.

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