The Army has renamed 17 of its bases in and around the Iraqi capital, dropping cocky names like Camp Steel Dragon for more benign ones like Camp Honor.
Gone also is Camp Headhunter, Camp Banzai, Camp Warhorse and Camp Gunslinger. Since mid-September, those bases have been renamed camps Independence, Justice, Freedom and Solidarity.
The new names have been given Arabic translations, which have become the official titles that now appear on signs and news releases.
Already, on Camp Victory North, now renamed Camp Liberty, signs declare that travelers have entered Camp Al-Tahreer or Camp Liberation.
If I didn't know better, I would truly believe this to be an Onion story. Camp Headhunter has become Camp Independence and Camp Gunslinger has become Camp Solidarity. You can't make this shit up.