You're right, journalists are the people we as a society look at for daily news, but not as the executive to our military (albiet more of a symbolic/traditional one). The article cites lack of leadership. Well, in my opinion, our new CDS is the epitome (pronounced EPP - EHH - TOME for you Jim Lahey fans) of leadership, so this lack has to be at higher echelons than that. That's where my comment comes in. How many people are in charge ABOVE the CDS? MND? PM? GG? Its gotta come for the top and trickle down. Even the PM needs inspiration once in a while, and that's where a patriotic, loyal, charismatic GG comes in.
I PERSONALLY would like to see something simliar to the US, where the head of gov't is the commander in chief (who so happens to also be the head of state). Here, the so-called leadership is held accountable to the public to the highest degree. But yes, yada yada yada commonwealth under the queen bla bla, and I have no problem with that. I truly enjoy and cherish the monarchy, given that I have their commission. However, someone who is appointed by the PM because of their national contributions doesn't necessarily make them a commander in chief for our military. Yes I know that the GG rarely makes any decisions for the military, and that its a signature more than anything, but when you need someone to speak on behalf of all us, INClUDING the CDS, they'd better damn well know what they're talking about.
Now who should fill the position? Damn good question. Who knows, I barely know anyone outside Petawawa for god's sake.
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