We still have a Bureau of Indian Affairs. That’s… kind of fascinating, given that the BIA was easily one of the most corrupt, least-funded, incompetent-at-best and downright-vile-at-worst, self-serving, venal, and generally petty government institutions in American bureaucratic history. You’d think that liberals with a nice, healthy historical grudge would have formally killed, skinned, and mounted the thing thirty years ago.
Ach, well. Want something done right, don’t ask the Left to do it…
PS: As to using “Geronimo” for the bin Laden operation? Nothing personal, folks, but the original Geronimo was a terrorist himself: he was a killer, and fairly deliberately killed in gruesome and vicious ways in order to scare his enemies. In this he was not unusual. I got nothing against the modern Apache tribe – my own ancestors were howling bloodfeud-happy savages and thieves who took enemy’s heads and used dried-up human brains as slingshot-ammo; I can’t really comment on what other people’s distant antecedents got up to – but their ancestors were fairly nasty.
Oh, well. It’s almost all outside living memory at this point.