You really have to love the monikers that the Pentagon gives to its military operations. Presuming they’re not simply the product of some random word generator, it’s curious to speculate as to why that it was given that particular name. Most obviously perhaps, a hat tip to Homeric legend… If so, there are all manner of sardonic references that could be read into it.
Anyway, that aside, I wonder how Canadians feel about being committed to participation in yet another war that has absolutely NOTHING whatsoever to do with our national security interests.
Some pundits are already opining that Harper’s commitment may be a political “winner” and could help skew the next election in his favour. That could well be the case provided that a desired outcome is swiftly achieved, but some might question the fact that this action was never debated in parliament – not that it would have made much difference, given the fact that the so-called “Opposition” appears, yet again, to have the back of The Harper Government® on this issue.