The current military operation in Libyahas been dubbed Odyssey Dawn roundlymocked by the chattering class. Last week, we looked at theconventions AFRICOM had to follow when coming up with the moniker, thenasked our readers if it was possible to devise a handle that sounded well, lesslike a prog rock album or a porn star stage name.anickname that's been
Judging by theratio of serious to silly entries we received, it seems that finding arespectable-sounding, inspiring but relatively neutral option that falls withinthe narrow alphabetic range AFRICOM is allotted (namely, first words that beginwith JS-JZ, NS-NZ, or OA-OF) is harder than it sounds. Our favorite, mostplausible suggestion, from commenter STEPHEN DORFMAN:
Operation Just Remedy
Most commentersand Twitterers took the assignment somewhat less seriously. Here are somenicknames that would never fly, but we liked anyway:
OperationObladi Obalada (bendwert)
Operation Nuggets Win! (bendwert)
OperationObvious Porridge (Ian Boudreau)
OperationObscure Goals (Madison Tracer)
OperationJustifiable Justification (JuliePlatt)
OperationJunior Senator (Ikeonic)
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