This week has been one of the deadliest weeks in Iraq since
the war started. Now it even has more Republicans wondering if we should stay
the course. Here in Ohio, we were hit hard with a majority of the soldiers who
perished this week residing in this state.
There is some good news coming out of the Pentagon this
week however. No we are not pulling troops out of Iraq. Their also isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t a
sudden surge of veterans benefit. This news is one that is guaranteed to boost
the morale of the soldiers.
The Pentagon released details today of ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMilitary IdolÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
Going after the same theme as FoxÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAmerican IdolÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, soldiers around the world
will get to compete in the first rounds to show who has the best vocals. After
that, the winners will move on to the finalist round at Fort Gordon, GA to
compete to become the inaugural ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMilitary IdolÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. The final competition will be
held on the week of October 17 through October 23.
This competition is sure to draw a wide range of talent
from the military as they fight to win the first place prize of $1000. During
the first rounds, they will be voted on by judges and peers. Peers get to cast
one ballot during the second and third rounds, but if they feel someone deserves
an extra vote then they can receive an additional ballot by purchasing a snack
Full details of the competition can be viewed
I think a possible slogan for this competition should be
something along the lines of:
Sing your way from Fallujah to Georgia.
Please leave your suggestions in the comments.