If the War Spreads: Will We See a Draft?
Dave of Seeing the Forest reprints his 2004 post on the military draft and says it is just as important now. I agree. We need to keep Bush in check and vote these guys out. If you are draft-age, or like me, have a kid who is, pay attention.
A collection of my posts on the draft is here.
I don't buy the spin that if we had a draft and endangered the kids of Republican congresspersons and senators, they'd be less likely to vote for war. They'd either wear their kids' service like a badge or find a way, as they usually do, to get their kids out from having to serve. Alternative service is one thing, and I'm for that, but a military draft is just going to result in more young kids, particularly the poor, dying, losing limbs and coming home PTSD'd to a life they can't adjust to, particularly since our government has a lousy history of supporting veterans.
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