President Obama has promised that when we wake up on September 1, the Iraq war (aka Operation Iraqi Freedom) will be over. But that leaves us without a theme, a brand, if you will, for all the miscellenous quagmires we'll still be mopping up in Iraq.
At last, here's an Iraq-related issue with a very simple fix…
As of Sept. 1, Operation Iraqi Freedom becomes Operation New Dawn.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in a memo Wednesday that the name change — which is to immediately follow the scheduled withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq — will send a strong signal that American forces have a new mission.
Sure! Or, it'll remind Iraqis of the time Fallujah turned into a morass of rubble and refugees.
Either way, it's pretty catchy.
Tags: Iraq, Robert Gates