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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    No. To be frank I think native americans are ridiculous. We spend billions every year on their reservations so they can pretend Columbus never came. The whole system needs to be shut down and they need to live amongst us as normal people. There is absolutely no justification for blowing billions a year so they can live a separate life. The trail of tears was a deplorable action by our government, but it doesn't mean we need to build them separate living space and let them not obey our laws. Just close them down and let them live amongst everyone else. They can still live like they use to if they really want to, they can by a house and live in a wigwam in the backyard. I know my lean says "liberal" and this is probably the most non liberal thing I've ever said, but it's just plain stupid.

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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    cmon enough with this im offended over everything crap...the military uses masculine names they respect...indians should be proud they chose one of their Heroic chiefs as the operational code name, instead of whining its offensive.

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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Last I heard, the code name was for OBL.


    I've only seen it used in two military jumps, exiting the training tower at Benning. The first time the guy did it, the instructors got pissed - and then he did it again. It was outrageous and certainly not condoned by our instructors.


    If Geronimo is used in an inspiring sense, then it is ok. Just as Florida State can use the Seminole as its mascot - because it is a positive, an inspiration; however, if Florida State called their opponents 'Seminoles' there'd be a problem.

    I don't have a problem with the use of the name Geronimo in military or other settings; I do have a problem with how it was used in this particular event. Generalizing is not going to make it any better, neither will the ensuing obfuscation.
    and whining about a stupid code name is well, stupid.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    No. To be frank I think native americans are ridiculous.
    Well.

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    indians should be proud they chose one of their Heroic chiefs as the operational code name, instead of whining its offensive.
    It was not the code name for the operation, that was Neptune Spear. It was the code name for freakin' OBL.

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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Have you all heard of the controversy surrounding the use of the name Geronimo for the successful military operation that killed Osama bin Laden?



    Bin Laden, Geronimo link angers Native Americans - Yahoo! News

    Do you agree? Is an apology in order?

    (I admit, I'm especially curious what the liberals here think. )
    Oh, hell no, Obama should not apologize. In fact, it was a brilliant codeword given that back in the day Geronimo was America's #1 most wanted, and we chased him for ten years before we caught him... just like Osama. Ridiculous b.s. to demand an apology, and an attention wh*re tactic to put himself in the spotlight.

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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Oh, hell no, Obama should not apologize. In fact, it was a brilliant codeword given that back in the day Geronimo was America's #1 most wanted, and we chased him for ten years before we caught him... just like Osama. Ridiculous b.s. to demand an apology, and an attention wh*re tactic to put himself in the spotlight.
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Have you all heard of the controversy surrounding the use of the name Geronimo for the successful military operation that killed Osama bin Laden?



    Bin Laden, Geronimo link angers Native Americans - Yahoo! News

    Do you agree? Is an apology in order?

    (I admit, I'm especially curious what the liberals here think. )


    Frack no.

    Let's face it, the way things are today SOMEONE would have been offended by ANY code word used to label Osama bin' Hidin'.

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    Oh good grief
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Then what does Geronimo mean in "Geronimo EKIA"?


    Yes, I know about ww2. My story is still funny.
    Geronimo meant honor at doing a very risky thing. Or maybe not. It is the name for the whole mission itself.
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    There's a difference between using Geronimo as an inspiration and calling OBL Geronimo. In the mission transmission, what does "Geronimo" mean?
    Dude: I already told you that it was not OBL! He was the letter E in mission Geronimo -E KIA. The E stands for enemy and his/UBL codename was jackpot.
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