“Obama as “CINC!””

As the race goes on, now the questions of specifics are being batted around by both camps… The one question that has been most prominent in the “debate circles” is the question of “Commander in Chief” (CINC)!!!
Of course the Clinton camp has surrounded themself with the elite of the “Military Theatre!” This is an impressive photo op but how relative is it “really?”

Let’s first take a look at what are the qualifications of a “CINC!”
We all know that the CINC in the United States is our President.
“Often, a given country’s commander-in-chief need not be or have been a commissioned officer or even a veteran, and it is by this legal statute that civilian of the military is realized in states where it is constitutionally required.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commander-in-Chief

Therefore by definition a president elect need not be or have any prior affiliation with the military.
“As Commander-in-Chief, the U.S. President outranks any military officer and so has the inherent right to assume command on the battlefield. However, because presidents are rarely present in war zones, and often have less military experience than the military commanders, only two presidents, George Washington and James Madison, have so far done so.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commander-in-Chief#Authority_as_Commander-in-Chief_on_the_battlefield

So as I pointed out earlier, the Clinton Camp has produced a really patriotic photo shoot, but it does not give any relevance of the kind of “CINC” Hillary would be… The one thing it does do is paints a picture of influence and credibility that no one questions Hillary has… But again this is “status quo politics!” All military officers at the level of those in the photo are very political… There are at the top of their game and are either looking to make the highest rank possible or to retire with a plush civilian job…
Come on, let’s be for real…
It always boils down to “who you know” to get ahead…

The present administration has had it’s issues with generals as well…
“At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have declined to be considered for the position, the sources said, underscoring the administration’s difficulty in enlisting its top recruits to join the team after five years of warfare that have taxed the United States and its military. The very fundamental issue is, they don’t know where the hell they’re going,” said retired Marine Gen. John J. “Jack” Sheehan, a former top NATO commander who was among those rejecting the job. Sheehan said he believes that Vice President Cheney and his hawkish allies remain more powerful within the administration than pragmatists looking for a way out of Iraq. “So rather than go over there, develop an ulcer and eventually leave, I said, ‘No, thanks,’ ” he said.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/10/AR2007041001776.html

So you see generals are people too…
Their are really highly motivated, courageous, and political people, but people just the same…

Obama as the “CINC!”
Wow…
Well first of all, Obama would be the first black “CINC” in the History of the United States…
Culturally we as a people would have turned the corner as a nation… I also believe Obama as CINC would speak “volumes” to the world that “democracy” works… Obama’s presence alone would send a message to the world that “Change” is possible. That deplomacy is the order of the day… I believe even though war is sometimes necessary, war should not be our first option… This is the change I believe will mostly cause the world to stand up and take note…

Secondly, Obama is a man of judgement… Because he does not have a military background he will have to reempower our military leaders with the freedom to do the job we have trained them to do… Lincoln used this type of judgement when he chose (General) Grant to lead our arm forces into war…
Therefore a great victory was achieved…
Fighting war is the job of Generals…
The CINC’s job is to have the judgement to chose the right general for the job… I believe that no one would deny that when the First Bush chose Generals Colin Powell and Norman Swartzkoff to lead the “Desert Storm” war, Bush made the right choice…

That was judgement!!!

I believe Obama has that kind of judgement to surround himself with people of high moral character and judgement… As the leader of the free world, Obama will have a huge amount of responsibility and CINC is only one part of it… Prior military presidents could have the propensity to be a war monger!!! Obama has made it prefectly clear that diplomacy is the order of the day…

Now you know, I like to keep it interesting…
As I reflect on the times, I am moved at realization that it was forty years ago in a month that the dreamer, Dr. King was assassinated.. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/4/newsid_2453000/2453987.stm
We have heard a lot about how this type of campaign between a black man and a white woman was the center point of Dr. King’s dream… All people, regardless of their color, having the opportunity to compete on an even playing field…
I hope to see a singnificant recognition of this day, 4 April 2008, by our community with a march to remember…
Wow!!!
We should come together as all God’s children in a tribute to the Dr. King’s dream coming to fruition…

“Obama as “CINC!””

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