Carlson on Inherent Resolve: It's Perfect, 'Nonsensical' Name for ISIS Mission
The Pentagon finally released a name for the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, dubbing it "Operation Inherent Resolve."
Bill Hemmer discussed (video above) the move with Fox News military analyst Capt. Chuck Nash (Ret.), who noted that giving a military mission a name is necessary for funding.
"You can't have 'Operation fill in the blank.' You've got to give it a name," he said, noting that the mission against ISIS is said to be costing at least $8 million a day.
Hemmer asked about a Wall Street Journal piece that suggested the administration was hesitant to name the mission because they don't want to "own it."
Nash argued that the administration will not name the enemy, so if Congress wants to declare war, it's unclear who they'd be declaring war on.
"We can't even name the enemy. The enemy is militant Islamism, OK? But we refuse to say that," he said.
On the "Special Report" panel, Tucker Carlson said the name is perfect because it's so "nonsensical"
"You can't have 'inherent resolve.' Resolve is a product of will. It's not something you're born with. It's something you decide to do. It's a perfect title for an operation whose goals are utterly unclear and the means of achieving those goals are even muddier," said Carlson, who called it "ominous" that the Obama administration can't get cooperation from Turkey.
Watch the full discussion between Carlson, Nina Easton and Ron Fournier below.
Bret asked on Twitter for some thoughts on the name, and most were unimpressed:
.@BretBaier I think they misspelled "incoherent".
— Screaming Eaglet (@ScreaminEaglet) October 15, 2014
"Inherent Resolve" sounds like the name of a failed 90s tech company not a military operation. Who came up with that?
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) October 15, 2014
Nothing says "resolve" like waiting 2+ months to name your military operation, saying you won't name it "Inherent Resolve," then doing that.
— Rob Golan-Vilella (@RGolanVilella) October 15, 2014
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