One of the things that I wish the Administration would do is to involve the people in the War Effort. Where are the recruiting posters, USO fundraisers, factories 'gearing-up for war production etc? We are constantly being told that we are a 'Nation at war, and yet it seems as though its 'business as usual.
We should be encouraged to support the troops.
As a classroom teacher, I am puzzled why there has been no NATIONWIDE effort to collect donations for the families of the fallen or injured. The school children of America would donate millions.
Our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are there for all of us. We should be there for them.
This is probably my biggest quarrel with the conduct of this war: there is no propoganda, no effort to get the common person involved. We are not having scrap drives or growing victory gardens; instead, we're supposed to spend money to reinvigorate the economy.
The fact is, there are a lot of private groups doing a lot of good work to support the troops, but I would prefer that the government place its "seal of approval" on some of them, and help people to feel that they are part of the "war effort."
It's up to us to find those groups, and help to fill the gap.