Name the Next Military Operation in Iraq

This post, written by Peter Smith, originally appeared on The Huffington Post

Well they're calling this latest surge-in-a-surge "Arrowhead Ripper." I'm at a bit of a loss to figure it out. How do you rip an arrowhead?

The Albert Brooks, "Lost in America" ad guy in me senses something, though -- a poverty of imagination among the Pentagon types charged with naming these operations. They've had to name too many operations these past few years. They're running out of gas (or testosterone).

Let's give them a hand. Let's come up with some suggestions for names for future operations -- a stockpile if you will -- that can carry them well, well past the progress report due in September.
Some thought starters:

Operation Flaming Non-Sequitur. (Fighting them over there so they won't follow us home, etc. etc.)

Operation Enduring Douche Bags. (Named for the vice president and all the other Project for the New American Century Types who were flaking for an Iraqing clear back during the Clinton impeachment.

Operation Crawford Dim Bulb.

Operation Extended Deployment. No. Strike that. The truth always lacks a certain lofty je ne sais quois and verve necessary to searching door-to-door with a spring in your step and a melody in your heart.

Operation Futile Operation. Nope. See Operation Extended Deployment.

Operation Ambivalent America. A name worthy of the memory hole down which the corporate media will send the operation the instant Lindsay Lohan gets arrested for driving drunk or Brittney Spears goes night clubbing sans thong.

The list is by no means comprehensive. And, September be damned, there is no operational end in sight. So let's go. Names people. Your government needs names for future operations. Your government needs you.

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