This is coolbert:
From the Chicago Tribune today:
“Boy, did this congressman misspeak”
“Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) said he recently participated in ‘highly classified, national security simulation’ with Barrack Obama and added, “That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button.' Davis later apologized for the 'boy' comment, saying that ‘my poor choice of words is regrettable.’”
It is not so much the “boy” comment but the “highly classified, national security simulation” that I am interested in.
Simulations, “games”, of a geo-political nature, quite often having a military dimension to them of far-reaching proportions, are a common aspect of life for “authority” at the highest echelons of the U.S. government? For both elected and non-elected officials?
Finger - - on the button - - I would have to assume - - refers to the release of nuclear weapons! The military has been authorized, in the “game”, to use nuclear weapons!
Simulations, “games”, of a sophisticated nature, computer-generated, were a part of the Washington scene all throughout the Cold War? At any hour, an official could be called upon to be a participant in a “game”? Simulate scenarios, test hypothesis, in the process allowing officials, whatever their capacity, the opportunity to gain experience [even in a notional, make-believe world] in decision-making, the consequences of which could mean war or peace!
Obama, a man that is getting close to the Presidency, is “getting his feet wet”? Experiencing, if only in simulations, what goes on behinds the scenes. Finding out how decisions are made, and under what circumstances!