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Operation: The Best They Could Come Up With

If you’re a member of the vast Twitterverse, you may have let out a pronounced *yawn* on Wednesday when it was revealed that the Obama administration has finally given an official name to the war against ISIS. And it is…

Operation: Inherent Resolve.

Like I said, *yawn*. The idea that we’re going to wipe ISIS off the face of the earth with a strategy that sounds like a special edition of the ShamWow is a tad far-fetched for most.  It reads like a desperate attempt for the administration to scream, “We’re committed to this! Honestly, we are!”

In an attempt to seem as distant from Operation: Iraqi Freedom as possible, President Obama has made himself look like Operation: Idiot (assuming he surely must approve such things).

Interestingly enough, Inherent Resolve was reportedly on the short-list of possible names for the war several weeks ago, but was quickly rejected as “kind of bleh.” Then, since they obviously couldn’t think of anything stronger, the moniker was revived…perhaps proving that their strategy sucks so bad there’s no creative way to even spin it anymore.

What it means is we are going to stay resolved and determined to get after this threat,” proclaimed Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. Best of luck with that, sir.

The jokes on social media began within seconds. From people referring to Obama’s war as Operation: Incoherent Resolve to outrage that the name is too politically correct, it would appear that Virtual America isn’t quite united behind this one. And who can blame the critics? When your enemy is lopping heads off, Inherent Resolve sounds a bit too much like a Nicholas Sparks novel for my tastes.

 


Matt Fox

Senior Editor

Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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