UPDATE, May 5, 2011: Senate Indian panel to discuss racial concerns
Are Native Americans offended that Osama bin Laden's code name was "Geronimo"?
I'm sure union members would be upset if bin Laden's code name was "Trumka."
I'm hearing Leftists insist that the mission was called "Geronimo," NOT Osama bin Laden.
That contradicts previous and current reports.
From CBS News Pentagon Correspondent, David Martin:
Target bin Laden: CBS delves into mission to get 'Geronimo'
As the information from the operation flowed into the Situation Room on Sunday afternoon, the president exclaimed, "We got him," based on what he was hearing and seeing. Bin Laden died on the scene, shot fatally in the chest and head.
One official heard a commander on scene say, "Geronimo E-KIA." Geronimo was the code name for Bin Laden; E-KIA is "enemy killed in action."
Clearly, "Geronimo E-KIA" refers to bin Laden.
I think it's odd that the Obama administration has made sure to let the world know that bin Laden's body was treated with care and given a respectful burial.
The corpse was taken to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, officials told ABC News. The ceremony, done according to Islamic law, began about 1:10 a.m. today EST and lasted about 45 minutes, according to officials.
Traditional washing of the body was followed by wrapping in white sheets. A military officer read religious remarks that were translated by a native Arabic speaker, then bin Laden was eased into the sea.
Nice that in death they treat this evil, evil man, killer of thousands of innocents, with such respect but don't give a thought to giving him a code name that could offend Native Americans.
Good grief, it's considered offensive to use Native American names for school teams in Wisconsin. Even positive images are deemed inappropriate.
But call the epitome of evil, Osama bin Laden, "Geronimo."
Osama bin Laden = Geronimo
Why isn't that politically incorrect?
Obama has some explaining to do.
Maybe he can hold a Beer Summit with some Native American leaders.