Feedback on Geronimo …

Greg writes:

Like you I found it strange/disturbing that the code name for bin Laden was supposedly Geronimo. Here is the real story. “Back at the White House Situation Room, word was relayed that bin Laden had been found, signaled by the code word “Geronimo.” That was not bin Laden’s code name, but rather a representation of the letter “G.” Each step of the mission was labeled alphabetically, and “Geronimo” meant that the raiders had reached step “G,” the killing or capture of bin Laden, two officials said.” This is from an AP story making the rounds today with new information on the raid.
I hope you will take a look at some of the defenses of the raid that I have written at my blog. I think this action was done solidly within international law and the just war tradition.

Greg – if that’s the case with the so-called code-name not actually being a code-name, that’s a relief. Thanks for the links. I’m sure readers will find them stimulating and helpful. This is an important dialogue to have. Thanks again.