Geronimo's tribe seeks apology for bin Laden code name
By Susan Montoya Bryan
The department wouldn't elaborate on the use of "Geronimo," but said code names typically are chosen randomly so that those working on a mission can communicate without divulging any information to adversaries.
This sounds like pure BS to me. "Chosen randomly" from which pool of possible names? The dictionary?
When a top-secret kill mission is codenamed "Sofa," "Platypus," or "Shirley Temple," then I'll believe we choose names at random. Until then, no.
I'm looking forward to the next time a US president's name comes up in the "random" rotation. Because if you're going to use Native leaders, you should use American leaders too. I wonder what this mission will be.
"Operation Geroge W. Bush" delivers manure to needy Third World farmers. But not because Bush was all about pooping on people. Just another randomly chosen coincidence.
For more on the subject, see Inside the "Operation Geronimo" War Room and Congress to Examine "Geronimo" Codename.