Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Dialogue with Happydayz, tnkr111 and IRR Soldier from ArmyOCS.com

We thank IRR Soldier and tnkr111 from ArmyOCS.com for participating in this discussion; we also welcome Happydayz. All of us share a desire to see our great nation succeed.

We also share a desire to see our nation's elites, broadly defined, participating in military service. Universal service is unrealistic, but increasing the proportion of Americans who personally know someone in our military is not. We thank the Army OCS Foundation for their efforts to support military leadership.

Where we don't agree 100% is how to get there from here. The reason this blog focuses on the future leaders of our governing party is simple: The American people, in the last several elections, have chosen one party to run our country, giving it control of both Houses of Congress as well as the White House; President Bush has vetoed a single bill (not on our topic).

The fact that, in the 1990s, nobody encouraged the governing party of the day (now the loyal opposition) in a similar manner is not our responsibility. After all, WE want to see President Bush succeed.

He's the decider, and he's decided that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will continue in office. So, it's up to us to Support Our President.

That's why we are criticizing the future leaders of our governing party, the College and Young Republicans, for failing to Support President Bush in his, and our great nation's, hour of need. If even they won't really support him, will America?

Don't worry; we'll get to the loyal opposition of the moment in due time.


At 26 October, 2006 10:09, Anonymous IRR Soldier... said...

I've actively supported your efforts in the past, as evidenced by recent postings. I'm growing increasingly alarmed that most posters aren't interested in actually fixing this problem.

The more this war goes on and the more I see the ideological rightward tilt in our officer-corps continue, I question the aims of a program that seeks to FURTHER SKEW a military whose officer corps is already 8-1 Republican-Democrat.

An ideologically isolated military is a "30 year poison pill" that will long outlive and metastesize beyond the architects of the current war.

At 26 October, 2006 13:40, Blogger Karl said...

irr soldier-

Thank you. You are quite correct that this blog has harnessed a lot of political Bush-hatred, but I'm hoping it's only for the short term.

The only reason I do this blog is for the longer term, i.e., beyond 2009. But the message re leadership is relevant at all times.

As of November 8, I'll be working with The General to see if we can broaden the topic a bit, and show all those real Americans in the center and leftward how it's in their interest to participate.

Exhibit A: ROTC and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

I'd like to see fair-minded graduates wearing the uniform. That would do so much more than the current domestic version of economic sanctions.


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