Daily Kos: Mitt Romney floats private vouchers for veterans' health care... he prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a study that compared veterans health facilities on 11 measures of quality with fee-for-service Medicare. On all 11 measures, the quality of care in veterans facilities proved to be 'significantly better.' ...
back to the topic and the criticism that the carrier was misused for this purpose
the military sponsors NASCAR teams to get its image in front of the demographic it seeks to recruit
this uniquely located game by America's #1 team (go tarheels!) was sure to capture that demographic
would be interested to see if there is any spike in naval recruitment following this game
Don't you remember, if you are old enough, how excited the GIs were when Bob Hope used to bring his tour to their outposts?
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Everything a president does can be considered a PR stunt I suppose. But I give them a pass for events like this.
Am not a fan of George Bush at all but I give him high points the day he did the chest bump with the Air Force Academy Grad. It was totally spontaneous and maybe it was a great photo op for Bush but I thought it was awesome.
The road to Hell and the road to Jahannam is the same damn road.
I became a conservative by being around liberals. I became a libertarian by being around conservatives. ~ Greg Gutfeld.