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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apache; geronimo; indians; obl

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 Bushbacker1 (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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To: Free ThinkerNY

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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To: Free ThinkerNY

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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To: La Lydia

“Operation Bacon Grease”
Then when they killed him, they coulda just reported, “He’s fried!”


21 posted on 05/03/2011 4:52:25 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m happy about it. We need to hit Obama from every angle at every moment.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. You go Pochahontas!


22 posted on 05/03/2011 4:52:37 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BWHAAH HEY BIG chief tom tom ...find the nearest totem and put it where the sun don’t shine....howzatt?


23 posted on 05/03/2011 4:53:37 PM PDT by flat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sadly, “Operation redskin,” “Operation squaw,” “Operation Tonto,” and “Operation ‘What you mean WE, white man?’” were already used.


24 posted on 05/03/2011 4:54:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats. /P. J. O'Rourke, 1991)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK, Next time they will use the code name “Tonto”.


25 posted on 05/03/2011 4:55:14 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s just a codename. It was wrong for the Secret Service to give Obama the codename “Renegade” too, when everyone knows it should have been “ArnoldPalmer”


26 posted on 05/03/2011 4:56:21 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sounds like some people got their feelings hurt. Perhaps this cartoon could cheer them up.
27 posted on 05/03/2011 4:57:31 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: skeeter

Obama’s macaca moment???


28 posted on 05/03/2011 4:58:12 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: over3Owithabrain; All

How about Pancho Villa? Or Che?


How about Allahu Akbar???


29 posted on 05/03/2011 5:00:14 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.

Loretta Tuell, says it is inappropriate to link whom she calls "one of the greatest Native American heroes" with one of the most hated enemies of the United States.

PUUULEEESE!"

30 posted on 05/03/2011 5:02:42 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY

I knew this was coming. It was an insensitive choice. Obama should apologize to the Apache.


31 posted on 05/03/2011 5:03:26 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Even the worst golfer can get a birdie. Stay focused on debt & deficits!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geronamo was not the code for OBL, it was the code word used to say they killed him or captured him.


32 posted on 05/03/2011 5:04:12 PM PDT by stockpirate (If they vote for socialism, support socialists, they're socialists duh....Ech bin ein Paliner)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, you knew it wouldn’t be long....


33 posted on 05/03/2011 5:05:58 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; skeeter

When I first heard of the operation name, I thought it was sophomoric. It’s a name a child would come up with. Once again, Obozo comes off looking line a nine year old clown.

To be fair, he may not have come up with it.

What I think we can take away from this is the humor that they are angry at one of their own for not being politically correct.

Tell me there’s no entertainment value there. ;^)


34 posted on 05/03/2011 5:10:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The only thing higher than Obama's chin, is his ass facing West five times a day.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My BIL’s name is Geronimo. He just happens to be native American Apache specifically. (I know...what are the odds) But I do take exception to it. This man served honorably in the Army and I bet he will too.

Don’t know much about the historical figure with the exception of movie depictions, but even from that the association with OBL seems a bit of a stretch.


35 posted on 05/03/2011 5:11:29 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: Brandonmark

If it weren’t for the white man they would be holding sharpened sticks.


36 posted on 05/03/2011 5:11:55 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

The article does not even get history correct. Geronimo did not get captured. He surrendered.


37 posted on 05/03/2011 5:14:48 PM PDT by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: over3Owithabrain

Allah?? oh wait.....


38 posted on 05/03/2011 5:37:07 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Injun Joe of “Tom Sawyer” fame probably would have been a better choice.


39 posted on 05/03/2011 5:41:25 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Seniram US

Click the link and read the second paragraph. The article got it right the person who posted this article got it wrong.


40 posted on 05/03/2011 5:41:25 PM PDT by BBell
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To: DoughtyOne
Tell me there’s no entertainment value there.

Not me. Its hilarious.

A little scary considering these guys are in charge, but hilarious.

41 posted on 05/03/2011 5:46:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Thanks Skeeter. Hope you like my new tagline.


42 posted on 05/03/2011 6:13:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“one of the greatest Native American heroes”
Geronimo?

Hardly a “”one of the greatest Native American heroes” to those he killed tortured and maimed!


43 posted on 05/03/2011 7:24:10 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“one of the greatest Native American heroes”
Geronimo?

Hardly a “”one of the greatest Native American heroes” to those he killed tortured and maimed!


44 posted on 05/03/2011 7:24:20 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition (Loyal Sedition, often described as "To the right of Attila The Hun"!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was a lapse in that Geronimo was an American. UBL was too low to be given his name for that reason, alone. Also, many native patriots deserved to be spared the association with the evil mass killer, bin Laden


45 posted on 05/03/2011 7:25:26 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: DoughtyOne

Some in the British press are strongly implying that Obama sat on intelligence concerning the availability of Bin Laden until he was told to move it or lose it. So your tag line might not be far off.


46 posted on 05/04/2011 11:32:24 AM PDT by skeeter
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47 posted on 05/04/2011 11:40:29 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Almost as evil as the Freeper Criminal Mastermind)
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To: skeeter

The worst part of this was his admission that they knew where he was for a period of time, and took no action. Talk about your clueless moment. I would have held that close to the vest.

Actually, very little time would have passed once I knew where this guy was.

Thanks for the tagline comment. It’s morphing as time goes by.


48 posted on 05/05/2011 12:45:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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