Friday, August 10, 2007

They are taking our land, That belongs to the clans

Continuing in the bizarre tradition of naming military operations in Iraq in ways that invert the role of superpower and underdog -- a tradition that goes all the way up to George W. Bush (and Condi Rice) linking his side in the war to America's struggle for independence -- we have this press release from Multinational Forces Iraq:

DIYALA RIVER VALLEY, Iraq – Building upon recent success in the Diyala River Valley, Iraqi and Coalition Soldiers conducted Operation William Wallace, Aug. 8, to destroy al-Qaeda elements in the Abu Tina area.

If they mean this William Wallace, that naming choice needs a lot of explaining.

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