The U.S. government has decided to call the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State “Operation Inherent Resolve.” This name is, to put it bluntly, almost as bad as the actual 2003 invasion of Iraq.
We’re going to cut the government some slack for not coming up with a better name. They have more important things to worry about—like conducting the military operation itself. So, while the Pentagon is busy scrambling F-15s from aircraft carriers and whatnot, we at the Daily Dot decided to poll our readers for a better name.
The U.S.’s name for its campaign against ISIS, “Operation Inherent Resolve,” is awful. What would you call it instead?
— Daily Dot Politics (@DotPolitics) October 15, 2014
There are a lot of things to consider when naming anything, especially a military operation that is going to be the subject of a thousand news stories. The name has to look good in both a CNN news chyron tomorrow and an American history book in 2044. Far too few people appreciate the challenges inherent in resolving this dilemma.
Luckily, we have some pretty smart readers. Here are the best of their suggestions for this new military campaign.
1) All of this has happened before and it will happen again
— Brian Johnston (@bgpjohnston) October 15, 2014
2) FX Networks won’t appreciate this suggestion
— Anthony Falcone (@Falc1HasLanded) October 15, 2014
3) This campaign might not end by 2020
— T33T3R5 (@tathan_neeters) October 15, 2014
4) This sounds more like a movie
— No Man’s Land (@nbboston) October 15, 2014
5) The cynical take
— Earthshine (@CaptainSaicin) October 15, 2014
6) What we really need, inexplicably, is a bigger war
— Jasen Boyens (@BoyensJC) October 15, 2014
7) Something tells me this wouldn’t fit on a bumper sticker
— Sarah Marley (@SarahMarley19) October 15, 2014
8) And the straight-faced “AMURCA” suggestion
— Vincent Morgado (@FlyandtheMighty) October 15, 2014
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