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Twitter’s 10 best attempts to #NameObamasNewWar

Hey, we've got to call it something.


Miles Klee


Posted on Aug 28, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 7:55 am CDT

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every good war needs a good name. With most of the “Gulf” options exhausted and the conflict not yet big enough to qualify as World War III, Twitter today attempted to nail down just what we’ll be calling the “actions” taken in Syria. Here are some exemplary suggestions from across the political spectrum to get you through these tense times.

Operation: Apologizing and Curtsying Didn’t Work After All #NameObamasNewWar

— Todd Weisrock (@T_Weisrock) August 27, 2013

#NameObamasNewWar Operation Nobel Peace Prize

— alexander ra (@biscuitparty) August 28, 2013

#NameObamasNewWar “I have a drone”

— iShepherd (@iMollusk) August 28, 2013

#NameObamasNewWar Operation Mom Jeans

— Retch Sweeny (@TorchOWyatt) August 27, 2013

#NameObamasNewWar Regardless of What I Do, People Who Already Hate Me Will Dislike It

— Eugene Mirman (@EugeneMirman) August 28, 2013

Operation Syriasly??? #NameObamasNewWar

— Libertarian Comic (@funlibertarian) August 28, 2013

#NameObamasNewWar Operation Enduring Hypocrisy

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 28, 2013

#NameObamasNewWar Operation Rolling Blunder

— james c. heikkinen (@manoflamuncha) August 28, 2013

#NameObamasNewWar One Weird Trick, Discovered by a President, to Make Everyone Hate You

— George Dubstep Bush (@hamsandcastle) August 28, 2013

Something with a hashtag in it. We’re ready for that. #NameObamasNewWar

— Duncan Idunno (@DuncanIdunno) August 28, 2013

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2013, 4:43 pm CDT