Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Military general in charge of Katrina rescues wants to send Congress to boot camp. "Pay your dues!"

CNN published an opinion by Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who headed up the military response to Hurricane Katrina, “For a lesson in shared sacrifice, send Congress to boot camp”, link here

Here’s where our political leaders could learn teamwork and “physical sacrifice” (his term), a notion that had offended me as a boy.  In tenth grade, I once asked a PE teacher if the Army intentionally taught boys to take pain. After all, the ancient Spartans did (without flinching). He said, no.

There used to be “officer Basic”, too. Maybe Congress could get through that. 

There is a review of Honore's 2009 book "Survival" on the Book Review blog, Aug. 17, 2011.

1 comment:

syeds said...

Its all different angles of fighting with political war.

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