Iraq War Plan Assumed Only 5,000 U.S. Troops Still There by December 2006
CentCom PowerPoint Slides Briefed to White House and Rumsfeld in 2002, Obtained by National Security Archive through Freedom of Information Act
PowerPoints Reflect Internal Debates Over Size and Timing of Invasion Force
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 214
The Polo Step presentations have been declassified and obtained via a FOIA request.
Back in ancient history, the 90's, the term stepin' was in the common street vernacular. It came from the term "stepping up", which was synonymous with the term frontin'. In short, it meant one was being overly aggressive and suggesting a challenge.
I honor of this report, I suggest we bring the term back, in the form of Polo Stepin'.. The term meaning, being too aggressive and getting into a situation that will not go as planned.
"You best not be polo stepin' in my face, or you gonna become a causality."
[ Heh, nice. Also, what a great prediction... those war planners are great.
Sidenote, i don't think "front" is at all synonymous with "step". The latter, as you say, means, roughly "to instigate conflict". "Front", rather, has always meant "to misrepresent oneself, to act contrary to one's true (or presumed true) personality".
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