March 05, 2008
US Presidential Debate In Iraq During 2008

I have been thinking about the upcoming Presidential debates and I have come up with the following idea.

I propose that there be a Presidential debate in Iraq with the troops asking the questions. After all the President is the Comander in Chief of all the Armed Forces, so would it not make sense that the troops get to ask questions of the two people most likely to become their new boss?

I am sure that some will say well "What about the security of the candidates?". I have a two part answer. FIrst of all I say if the troops are serving in harms way what better way to show support and how much their sacrifice means then to put on a debate where the troops are at. This would show them that they are not forgotten and that their voices do matter. Secondly, it would not be a live debate due to the time difference (11 hour difference between Iraq and the west coast). It would be recorded and could be aired stateside after all the candidates have already left the location of the event. Not to mention we have had many a Politician (to include Sentaors McCain and Clinton) come thru without any porblems (due to hightened security levels and the fact that the surge has reduced violence in Iraq).

I think this would be a great way to show thanks to the troops and that they do matter.

Posted by TrueSoldier at March 05, 2008 05:36 AM | Email This
1. But, soldier, unfortunately, they only matter to one party and that party has to carry the other party on its shoulders.

Posted by: swatter on March 5, 2008 12:41 PM
2. Very true Swatter, but if the challenge is issued the other party would accept out of fear that they woul dbe labeled as not wanting to hear what the troops have to say and that equals political suicide.

Posted by: TrueSoldier on March 5, 2008 01:02 PM
3. Darn fantastic idea... I hope you by-passed the WA GOP and went straight to the McCain campaign.

Posted by: Ragnar Danneskjold on March 7, 2008 01:25 PM
4. I always thought a pop quiz on the constitution at the begining of a debate would be awesome. Make it a multiple choice and have their answer displayed live. Make it like 10 questions or so.

Posted by: Lysander on March 7, 2008 09:58 PM
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