New York, NY (AP) - With the war still raging in Iraq, the Committee for Cool War Names (CCWN) has nominated and picked their winners for the Coolest name of the 2nd US/Iraqi War.
Wolf Blitzer, winner of the Committee's first award in "Operation Desert Storm", the first US/Iraqi war, was the keynote speaker and presenter of the prestigious award.
Finalists included General Tommy "Gun" Franks even though his official nickname of "Tommy Gun" never caught on in higher circles or media. He was given kudos points for still using the childish name of "Tommy" instead of opting for the more manly Tom or Thomas. The general (no pun intended) consensus among war junkies was that he used his childhood nickname to install a lull of confusion among the Iraqi Officials about some kid named Tommy commanding the army.
Other finalists include:
In the end, FoxNews national security Pentagon Correspondent Brett Baier won the prestigious CCWN award. Committee members cited the way it flowed off the end of your tongue, the double BB initials, and the marketability of plush "Brett Teddy Baiers". Baier previously worked in Raleigh NC (CBS), Rockford IL (NBC), Beaufort SC, and at CNN.
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