Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It's Never A Good Thing Not To Have The Confidence Of The Troops
When all else fails... ask a Lance Corporal

It's not scientific. It certainly isn't all encompassing, but it gives a pretty good snap-shot of how the troops feel about the incoming C-I-C. Not good.

Here's some of the article from the Chicago Sun-Times; (Emphasis mine)
Troops' support of Obama iffy: poll
MILITARY TIMES SURVEY 6 of 10 have doubts about new commander-in-chief

When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey.

In follow-up interviews, respondents expressed concerns about Obama's lack of military service and experience leading men and women in uniform.

"Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers, nobody has confidence in this guy as commander in chief," said one lance corporal who asked not to be identified.

Underlying much of the uncertainty is Obama's stated 16-month timetable for pulling combat troops out of Iraq, as well as his calls to end the ''don't ask, don't tell" policy to allow gays to serve openly in the military, according to survey responses and interviews.

Nearly one-third of respondents -- including eight out of 10 black service members -- said they are optimistic about their incoming boss.

The findings are part of the sixth annual Military Times survey of subscribers to Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine Corps Times newspapers. This year's survey, conducted Dec. 1 through Dec. 8, included more than 1,900 active-duty respondents.

The responses are not representative of the opinions of the military as a whole. The survey group overall under-represents minorities, women and junior enlisted service members, and over-represents soldiers.
And of course, there will be those that scream homophobia at the military.

And never let it be said that those in the Service of their country aren't a practical lot. Boiled down, professional warriors (well, and anyone with an ounce of common sense) understand that there's only one way for the bolt carrier to be placed in the upper receiver of the M-16A2. Period.

And anyone who denies the simple mechanics of human sexuality is the same type of individual who would try to load a magazine with the pointy end of the bullets facing towards the butt stock. No pun intended.

4 Comments:

Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

"...there's only one way for the bolt carrier to be placed in the upper receiver of the M-16A2. Period."

LOL! Oh yeah, I got the analogy just fine even before reaching the last paragraph!!

Great post.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Great one Cavey. Of Course Obama letting rectum rangers in will pave the way for fagsuits and thus weaken our military. I wonder how many queers are in Al Qaeda and the Chinese army?

5:33 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

Why would homosexuals want to be in the military in the first place? Talk about putting oneself in harm's way.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

I think the real driving force within the GLBT community is the desire to violate taboos, and the one against homosexuals in the military is obviously making its way to the head of the list.

11:35 PM  

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