Dialogue with Bubblehead
Bubblehead commented on our suggestions to pro-war conservatives:
Interesting post; I'm a retiree -- I served on active duty in the Navy (submarines) for 21 years and couldn't stay in longer because of a medical disability, and my son is planning on going to the Naval Academy. I volunteered to go to Iraq, but they didn't need any submariners, so I got sent TAD to CENTCOM HQ instead, where I worked with the Coalition Coordination Center for Iraq (mostly with the Poles). I support the Global War on Terror, and the concept of extending it to Iraq, but don't like how it's been executed. How's that? Does my opinion count as much to you as an anti-war veteran?
You should know that this blog hasn't taken a position on the war itself.
Given ongoing military recruiting challenges, part of how the war has been carried out is the national leadership responsibility of the future leaders of our governing party, if eligible, to set a good example for the rest of us by considering volunteering for military service.
For those in our national political establishment not personally eligible to serve, they still have the national leadership responsibility to encourage their eligible relatives and friends, their circles of influence, to consider military service.
We welcome your comments.