March 6, 2007

WHERE THE WAR ENDS:

Nato in major anti-Taleban drive (BBC, 3/06/07)

Nato and Afghan forces have begun what they say is their largest offensive against the Taleban in the south.

Operation Achilles will eventually involve more than 4,500 Nato troops and nearly 1,000 Afghan soldiers in Helmand province, the alliance says.


Apparently the guys in charge of naming operations aren't classicists.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 6, 2007 7:42 AM
Comments

They could have named it Operation Goliath.

Posted by: ratbert at March 6, 2007 11:18 AM

. . . or Operation Clinton because they will leave a huge stain that will identify the perpetrators of this assault.

Posted by: obc at March 6, 2007 12:25 PM

Well, Achilles did get his man, choosing fame instead of a long life.

Posted by: ken at March 6, 2007 1:59 PM

. . . and Clinton got his Monica, choosing immediate gratification over a good name & honorable legacy.

Posted by: obc at March 6, 2007 3:22 PM
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