Army Stretched Past Capacity
Our Army is stretched past capacity. I'd like to think that this is just a numbers-crunching problem for Iraq.
But the way Bush is going, Iran and North Korea are also on the radar. What if troops are needed in those locations as well?
How will they do it without a draft? For those 21 - 25 year-olds who read TalkLet, I'm curious, would you go?
When it comes to the TL kid, I would say, "'over my dead body you'll take him." The greatest horror show I can remember was back in 1970 when there was a draft lottery to decide who would have to go into the service and presumably to Vietnam. The night of the lottery, I watched tv in Ann Arbor, MI with my male friends, who like me, had just taken our LSAT's and were planning on going to law school. I'll never forget the looks on the faces of those who were dealt early numbers. They just walked out of the room, when their numbers were called. And they didn't come back.
Now, as a parent of a kid in law school, who also is opposed to Bush and to war, I can't even imagine him in that situation. If it happens, I bet I won't be the only parent who says, "Hell, No, We Wont' Go." We'll play Arlo Guthrie's song, Alices Restaurant and find another place to live.
Bush and his neo-cons are determined to destroy our way of life by claiming we need to destroy others' ways of life to set them free. I couldnt' disagree more. We need a different President, one with negotiating skills that Bush and Condoleeza Rice lack. I believe electing Democrats is the best way to get there.
And I hope you all make it happen.
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