ouch, awful except as cheaterpants says maybe useful for some input around euthenasia etc.
we need strong leaders who have shown competance and risen thru the ranks.
interesting that retired generals seem to be in demand when the government need something done.
interesting model the army. really yo cant get parachuted into a position as a sargeant, you have to excel as a private and then a corporal.
similarly by the time you worked your way up from leftenant (moderator
) to general you would have probably had to show competance, teamwork and an ability to work hard.
certainly colonel attaturk who defeated the aussies at gallipolli and later went onto become the founder of modern turkey is still revered in that country. say a bad word about him and they'd probably stone you.
eisenhower, dont know if he was any good or not.
some may even say general sadam hussein ran a country with a first class education and health system and allowed women to participate in the most secular society in the middle east. now democracy has given them civil war, no running water, no electricity, and a pile of rubble. sometimes it just takes a strong leader.
general putin has rocketed russia back from oblivion and looks like he may rule for another 8 years.
anyway, no, you shouldnt let the punters have a say. can you imagine an army letting its privates have a vote on whether they should attack at dawn. a debacle at achieving anything.
good to see ex army engineer ( and tunneller) campbell newman hit the ground running and scrapping the committee system of government. better than hitting the ground enquiring as julia and wayne have. swanny is improving
swanny did put in a good performance on the weekend with 36 touches against the lions and must be favourite for the brownlow now.
i like a good dictator, i'm going to see him tomorrow nite and am sure he will be even better than borat or bruno