address school children on their first day of class (September 8). Frankly, I'm surprised that only conservatives say they find this idea a bit creepy.
Nevertheless, I have to admit that at practical level, an "address to the children" makes a certain amount of sense. A new generation of Americans will be needed to fight Obama's war in Afghanistan over the next seven years. An annual address is a chance for some kids to get to know their future Commander in Chief. The dreams of today's twelve year old could make or break the Kandahar Offensive of 2015.
If the United States is going to fight the long war in Afghanistan, its president needs to be proactive about recruitment.