Wanna bet it consists of his “O” logo and a unicorn?
Via Jake Tapper.
ABC News has learned that the Obama administration has decided to give the war in Iraq — currently known as Operation Iraqi Freedom — a new name.
The new name: “Operation New Dawn.”
In a February 17, 2010, memo to the Commander of Central Command, Gen. David Petraeus, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the “requested operation name change is approved to take effect 1 September 2010, coinciding with the change of mission for U.S. forces in Iraq.”
……Gates writes that by changing the name at the same time as the change of mission — the scheduled withdrawal of U.S. combat troops — the US is sending “a strong signal that Operation IRAQI FREEDOM has ended and our forces are operating under a new mission.”
……The move has met with some criticism. In a statement, Brian Wise, executive director of Military Families United said, “You cannot end a war simply by changing its name. Despite the Administration’s efforts to spin realities on the ground, their efforts do not change the situation at hand in Iraq. Operational military decisions should not be made for purposes of public relations, as the Secretary of Defense cites, but should be made in the best interests of our nation, the troops on the ground and their families back home.”
More from David Bellavia: http://davidbellavia.com/2010/our-mission-is-finally-accomplished-anyone-care/
The war in Iraq is winding down, no thanks to B. Hussein. That job was accomplished by the United States military under the leadership of President George W. Bush, General David D. McKiernan, General Ray Odierno, and General David Patraeus.
Any success from here on out in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be due to the U.S. military’s continued bravery and dedication under the auspices of General Stanley McCrystal.
The current Comander-in-Chief slot, is for all intent and purpose, vacant until 2012.
I have a name for Obama’s regime: Operation Epic Fail.