As you all read through the report, I'd like for you to consider what the long term goals of the Initiative are. I mean, it's easy to decide on the best thing to do right now, and it would be easy to choose the path of least resistance to slide quietly into victory. What I'd really like to see, though, is some set of goals and ideals that the Initiative will struggle for whether or not it makes the most sense according to conventional wisdom on how to win the game.
For example, I've always been partial to minor races. Given that the Initiative is a force from a federation of minor races, it makes a bit of sense that we wouldn't necessarily be the conquering types. I'd actually like to take that a step further. We've made friends with the Gnolams and Trilarian, and I want to defend them. The way things are going, that could draw us into some trouble that we don't otherwise want any part of. I say so be it. It's too easy to sit back and pay everyone else to war on each other while we reap the rewards.
Besides, it would give us more things to vote on. We've had a few sessions with no real opinions and I'm a bit afraid that we could be heading downhill.