Geronimo's tribe seeks apology for Os...

Geronimo's tribe seeks apology for Osama bin Laden code name

There are 53 comments on the story from May 4, 2011, titled Geronimo's tribe seeks apology for Osama bin Laden code name. In it, reports that:

The leader of Apache warrior Geronimo's tribe is asking President Barack Obama for a formal apology for the government's use of the revered figure's moniker as a code name for Osama bin Laden.

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Burnsville, MN

#1 May 4, 2011
come on.... this story came from the Onion.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#3 May 4, 2011
I am waiting to see Obama's reply.

San Diego, CA

#4 May 4, 2011
I have reservations about the Indians.
Name-appears on your post

United States

#5 May 4, 2011
2 a word that US paratroopers are known for shouting when they jump out of planes, and which children shout when they jump from a high place

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 4, 2011
Should have fought harder, then you'd be in charge.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#8 May 4, 2011
First of all Geronimo was no saint. He murdered many people in both Mexico and the US. I am sure the reason that name was given to Bin Laden was due a special force that was created to hunt him down and either capture him or kill him. Sound familiar, doesn't it.
Supposedly he died when he fell off a horse after getting drunk in Lawton next door to Fort Sill and laid there all night before being found.

President Obama, under no circumstances should any apology be forth coming.
yeah sure

Burnsville, MN

#9 May 4, 2011
what a bunch of over sensitive people.
the Geronimos

Stillwater, MN

#10 May 4, 2011
Would be a great name for a hockey team!

Naples, FL

#11 May 4, 2011
Geronimo was a very great warrior!
osama bin laden was not even fit to be used in the same sentene as this great man.
Iam sorry for this disregard for the Apache Nation and sand creek and wounded knee ect ect ect !!!!
respecfully Dan

Saint Helens, OR

#12 May 4, 2011
I have to side with the indians on this one. I think the code name for bin laden should have been coward. I don't think Geromino was a coward, but we do know that the piece of crap that just met his end by the hand of the seals is a coward.
simply simon

Surrey, Canada

#14 May 4, 2011
dan you must be kidding..geronimo was a great warrior and a mass murderer in fact the similarities between osama bin ladin and geronimo are great exept bin ladin wasnt a drunk and he had more money than geronimo although i think bin ladin killed more people but no scalps oh well the world is a better place without either of them..

Since: Jun 08

Apple Valley, MN

#15 May 4, 2011
dan wrote:
Geronimo was a very great warrior!
osama bin laden was not even fit to be used in the same sentene as this great man.
Iam sorry for this disregard for the Apache Nation and sand creek and wounded knee ect ect ect !!!!
respecfully Dan
LOL, I'm pretty sure the Apache don't give a darn about Sand Creek and Wounded Knee, mostly because...THEY WEREN'T INVOLVED!

Sand Creek involved Cheyenne
Wounded Knee involved Sioux

Not every Native American is the same. There are different tribes and even within a tribe there are many many many subtle layers For instance the term "Sioux" actually refers to at least half a dozen unique "tribes".

So you can save your arrogant apologies about which you obviously know nothing.

And it's probably worth noting that some of the military's best weapons are named after Native American Tribes. The Comanche? The Apache? The Kiowa?
Warmer Gore

Hopkins, MN

#16 May 4, 2011
With chronic alcoholism, child abuse, poverty, corrupt government on reservations, its clear that this geronimo's name is the real issue american indians need to make a stand on.

So, christians should object every time someobody bad is called matthew, mark, luke, or john...

Saint Paul, MN

#17 May 4, 2011
name him Bill or George! Anything but Sue...I mean Geronimo.
Elton John

Dodge Center, MN

#19 May 4, 2011
I agree with the Indians! Remember folks, this is the same government that dropped the first atomic bomb from an airplane named the "Enola GAY!!"

Delano, MN

#20 May 4, 2011
Name him Jimmy Hoffa?
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#22 May 4, 2011
I think this is another situation where a group of people are deciding to be offended because they can.

I do not believe the name Geronimo was used in this situation to offend the Apaches. And why are Indians from other tribes sticking their nose into this? It would be as if Canada felt offended at something and Mexico decided to get involved.
Nobody cares

Saint Paul, MN

#23 May 4, 2011
Your "people" were one or two different decisions away from being wiped off the face of the Earth. Congratulations, some of you are still around, shut up and enjoy your freedom. We don't care about your centuries old issues.

Winona, MN

#24 May 4, 2011
The difference between hero and terrorist depends on if you win your struggle or not. To the British we were terrorists and to the Indians we were terrorists. Ask a Palestinian if they think that Israeli's are terrorists. We won, they lost. Move on.

Saint Paul, MN

#26 May 4, 2011
Quanah Parker and the Comanches were the true badasses of the plains.

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