Native Americans are understandably pissed off after the U.S. military used “Geronimo” as the code name for Osama bin Laden during the raid to kill him.
Syracuse’s The Post-Standard reports that Onondaga Nation leaders blasted the code name as “reprehensible.”
“Geronimo bravely and heroically defended his homeland and his people, eventually surrendering and living out the rest of his days peacefully, if in captivity,” the Onondaga Council of Chiefs said in a statement.
Geronimo fought the Army for years back when the United States was practicing genocide and terrorism.
Come to think of it, “Custer” or “Grant” might have been more appropriate code names for bin Laden.