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! NewsWhile 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.
Do you agree? Is an apology in order?
(I admit, I'm especially curious what the liberals here think. )