The Corner

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Look, I am totally on board with this war, okay? I support the President

without reservation, okay? BUT… who the heck thought up “Operation Iraqi

Freedom” as the name for this campaign? Whatever happened to all those

in-your-face, aggressive names for military ops–the ones with words like

“storm,” “sword,” “lightning,” and so on? “Operation Iraqi Freedom”? It

reminds me of nothing so much as that lame joke Al Gore schlepped round with

him in the 2000 campaign, about him being so boring his Secret Service code

name was “Al Gore.” I mean, really. “Operation Iraqi Freedom”? Why not

“Operation Disarm the Saddam Hussein Regime in Accordance with U.N. Security

Council Resolution 1441″?


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