I think that the names of significant military action such as Operation Enduring Freedom is very misleading and purposely used by our military forces to impose a social though process on the actual operation. Names like this give the glory of freedom a tainted value because of what they really mean. It means war, and war means death and destruction for those effected. The sad part is that so many people have jumped at the chance to be apart of such wide sweeping and massive military action such as this.
When we use deceitful names that try and misrepresent what the actual action of the operation is, we are not only lying to our enemies, we are lying to ourselves. To put a good label onto a bad principle is not helping the overall cause of creating peace in our world. It saddens me to think that a simple name could entice young men and women to sign up for military action that may or may not suit their individual moral beliefs.
I realize that war and the nasty effects of it are sometime necessary in our evil world but I really do think that we need to keep some sort of reality as to what it is that we are doing. Only when we actually represent our actions just as they are can we properly judge them for their merit and not on the label they are given. This is an imperative change that we must make if we are ever to achieve world peace.