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Senate official: Wrong to link bin Laden, Geronimo
Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2011 | MATTHEW DALY

Posted on 05/03/2011 4:36:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The staff director for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is objecting to the U.S. military's use of the code name "Geronimo" for Osama Bin Laden during the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader.

Geronimo was an Apache leader in the 19th century who spent many years fighting the Mexican and U.S. armies until his capture in 1886.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apache; geronimo; indians; obl
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1 posted on 05/03/2011 4:37:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OMG.


2 posted on 05/03/2011 4:38:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ummm...can somebody waterboard that idiot.


3 posted on 05/03/2011 4:39:49 PM PDT by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Loretta is inflicted with a severe case of PC.


4 posted on 05/03/2011 4:41:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Good Lord!


5 posted on 05/03/2011 4:42:36 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about Pancho Villa? Or Che?


6 posted on 05/03/2011 4:43:52 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Freepers knew that this would happen.

As we all have known for some time, the inmates are in charge of the asylum in Washington DC.

There now, I’ve done it. The lunatic asylum crowd is going to punish me for saying that. Can I even use the word “lunatic”, or will they have me flogged for that?


7 posted on 05/03/2011 4:43:54 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I knew this was coming - saw it on the TV and said to the wife - Some native American is going to make a big deal about this!

Mel


8 posted on 05/03/2011 4:45:43 PM PDT by melsec
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The staff director for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is objecting to the U.S. military’s use of the code name “Geronimo”

Stake the asshole out on anthill. Bury the wimp up to his neck, cover his head with honey and cheer for the ants.

I’d guess that the “staff director for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee” is some white racist clueless wimp who wouldn’t know what sweat lodge means.


9 posted on 05/03/2011 4:45:55 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization that must be outlawed)
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To: Krankor
Ummm...can somebody waterboard that idiot.

I assume you mean just for fun. Obviously you won't get any useful information out of them.

10 posted on 05/03/2011 4:45:55 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Totally agree: we should have used a PC name that would offend no one.

How about Buttercup, Piccadilly, Sweetie Pie / s

Yeah, That would go over well: Mr. President we have Buttercup, and I don't mean Reggie Love !

11 posted on 05/03/2011 4:46:12 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

well that’s OK.

Bin Laden needs to be replaced by “Been Leadened”.


12 posted on 05/03/2011 4:46:29 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh please pursue this in the hearing scheduled Thursday. It would be a body blow to the perpetual grievance industry.


13 posted on 05/03/2011 4:46:53 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One of the benighted Leftists in my office made exactly the same argument today. Guess all those paratroopers in WWII and after should have found another less offensive saying to utter when they threw themselves out of their airplanes. Oh, Brother!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
14 posted on 05/03/2011 4:47:35 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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No, I agree. His code name should have been maggot, or Porky.


15 posted on 05/03/2011 4:48:48 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does the “staff director” object to the naming of U.S. helicopters after Indian tribes? (Kiowa Warrior, Apache, Blackhawk, etc.)?

Methinks the “staff director” needs to experience a gauntlet.

Maybe that will set him right.


16 posted on 05/03/2011 4:49:03 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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17 posted on 05/03/2011 4:50:19 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I hope this jerk goes nowhere with this complaint.


18 posted on 05/03/2011 4:51:14 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Zeppo
The lunatic asylum crowd is going to punish me for saying that.
Can I even use the word “lunatic”, or will they have me flogged for that?


Nope. Can't use it.
It offends those who were born on, in, or have acquaintances or family members currently residing in or around any lunar body within the known universe.

Like, say.. Dennis Kucinich.
19 posted on 05/03/2011 4:51:14 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maybe that's what they yelled when they heaved him off the side of the carrier.

-PJ

20 posted on 05/03/2011 4:52:13 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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