Republican Senator Calls for Re-Thinking the Draft

Talk about reinstating the military draft is making the rounds on Capitol Hill. Leading the charge is Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska who says the U.S. may need compulsory service to boost forces in Iraq:

There's not an American ... that doesn't understand what we are engaged in today and what the prospects are for the future," Senator Chuck Hagel told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on post-occupation Iraq. "Why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?" Hagel said, arguing that restoring compulsory military service would force "our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face."

Send this guy back to Nebraska to peddle his piddling idea there.

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