Sunday, November 19, 2006

Is it Just Cold in Here? Or Do I Feel a Draft?

New York Dem Congressman Rangel wants to reinstate the military draft. Not the first time we've heard this, and even with newly found power in the House, Rangel's draft won't go far - for the same reason that it should. Yes, that it's should. There, I've said it. I've been anti-draft since my childhood during the Vietnam War.

Rangel's rational for the draft, and mine, is that if the Bush twins and Congressional kids had to face fighting in a military conflict, a lot of those old folks might think twice before sending our troops overseas on a presidential whim. After all, if this neocon-pushed mission was so critical to their vision of the world, surely those pushing for it should be asked to put their kids up on the firing line. But it's always been easier to sacrifice the sons and daughters of others.


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