Important Congressional Business
While there may be some legitimate questions about the operation that so deftly converted Osama into fish leavings (or, rather, questions about the nature of the intelligence that enabled the operation and of which programs enabled collection of that intelligence, not to mention the role to which bowing to perceived potential inflammation of enemy sensitivities played into the decision not to release the physical evidence of the operation's success), one detail we probably don't need to spend too much time probing is the operation's codename.
The Senate Indian Affairs committee will hold a hearing Thursday on racist Native American stereotypes, a hearing that will now also address the Osama bin Laden mission and the code-name Geronimo.
While the hearing was scheduled before the mission, a committee aide today said the linking of the name Geronimo with the world’s most wanted man is “inappropriate” and can have a “devastating” impact on kids.
No word yet from the office of committee chairman and native Hawaiian Senator Daniel Akaka on whether the hearing will address Dreamworks' upcoming exploitation film Cowboys and Aliens, and its damnable inference that Indians are undocumented, other-worldly beings.
Handcrafted by Flip on May 5, 2011 |
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