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post #8 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 11:26 PM
djkern
 
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Thats sickening.. why anyone would voluntarily serve this country at our present condition puzzles me. There is so much wrong with our military as far as approaches go, it's not even funny. George Washington didn't fight the war from a cozy White House suite, nor from a Boeing 747 at 41,000 feet. He was on a horse right next to his men. I guarantee wars would be over a hell of a lot quicker and with much less bloodshed if the presidents (read: commander in chief) were required to fight on the fronts too. Hell, there would also be less imaginary wars like the one we're currently "fighting".
exactly. just like "a captain goes down with the ship"....war should be the same way. the president should be over there fighting too.

random trivia...do you know why the captain goes down with the ship??

the reason is this. if the ship went down without the captain. someone could have the boat pulled up from the bottom of the ocean....fixed....and then it would belong to that person. if the captain went down with the ship...it was still his...and no one could touch it.
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