Operation Liberty and Justice for All

Can we fire whoever it is that comes up with names for military operations these days? Afghanistan is “Enduring Freedom,” the Iraq War is codenamed “Iraqi Freedom,” and now the current operations in and around Fallujah are codenamed “Vigilant Resolve.” It’s a codename, not an explanation, statement of principal, or bumper sticker slogan.

In the good old days, circa World War II, we gave our operations tough names like Dragoon, Cobra, Sledgehammer, Avalanche, Grenade, Torch, and best of all, Overlord. More of that, please. And no, naming operations after cheesy 1980s movies, no matter how many great deer-blood-drinking jokes they inspire, does not count.