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

    Have you all heard of the controversy surrounding the use of the name Geronimo for the successful military operation that killed Osama bin Laden?

    While the Geronimo codeword for the bin Laden operation has been widely reported, the Pentagon has not confirmed it. Pentagon officials did not immediately respond to requests for reaction to the objections by Native Americans.
    "To equate Geronimo or any other Native American figure with Osama bin Laden, a mass murderer and cowardly terrorist, is painful and offensive to our Tribe and to all native Americans," wrote Jeff Houser, chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, in a letter to President Barack Obama. Houser said that while he was certain the naming of the operation was based on "misunderstood and misconceived historical perspectives of Geronimo and his armed struggle," he demanded a formal apology from Obama.
    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. )
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    Message to Jeff Houser, chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe: it was a codeword, get over it!
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    I don't understand where they are getting the belief that just because the military names an operation "Operation (blank)", that the (blank) necessarily has to refer to the target.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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

    People are much too sensative
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    The U.S. Senate committee needs to look at the prevalence in American society of "these inappropriate uses of Native American icons and cultures," said Tuell.

    "The impacts to Native and non-Native children are devastating," she said.


    Jesus ****ing Christ, if someone is too stupid to be unable to separate the target from the origin of the code word used on that target, they should have their breathing license revoked.
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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. )
    My initial reaction was....what? I am not sure how I feel because I haven't given it a whole lot of thought....but my initial thought was that it was wrong and should not have been used.
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    It's a codeword. It could be pretty much any word in the world. I can think of maybe a handful of words that I would find inappropriate, and that because the words are inappropriate in almost all situations. Swear words, racial or religious epitaphs, that is about it.
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    An operations name should bring HONOR to Geronimo!!! Im actually pretty darn pissed with these Indians!!! First they outsource our jobs to them.... now THIS!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrr.........
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I don't understand where they are getting the belief that just because the military names an operation "Operation (blank)", that the (blank) necessarily has to refer to the target.
    Probably from this;
    It has been widely reported that U.S. forces said "Geronimo EKIA (Enemy Killed in Action)" to confirm bin Laden's death.
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    Re: Should Obama's Admin Apologize to Native Americans for Using "Geronimo" codeword?

    I may be liberal, but I am not politically correct. I do not know that the two are necessarily tied together, and no I do not care what codeword they used.
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