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MattNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-03 02:11 PM
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99. i've done my research
I completely understand why activation time would be decreased to 75 days from 8 months. If we faced a catastrophic event that suddenly required a large-scale # of troops, I can certainly understand the desire to want quicker implementation of the draft. So to answer your question, yes, I think he's spending $28 million but won't reactivate the draft.

You're saying Congress COULD authorize a draft. Well, Congress COULD do a lot of things, but they realize the political repurcussions of a draft. I see no reason for them to vote for a draft.

I'm a 21 year-old, and no I don't trust George W. Bush, but that doesn't mean I believe a draft is coming back either.

Concerning the lack of re-enlistment, there's nothing to suggest we'll have any sort of emergency with our manpower. The latest recruitment figures surpass each branch's quotas. Furthermore, how can you think a draft is on the way, especially with Rumsfeld being such a large proponent of a lighter, more agile armed forces? And even if he isn't back for a second-term, plenty others are against conscription, including the military. Despite what many here think, Bush doesn't have a carte blanche to do whatever he wants.

Concerning PNAC, I know all about PNAC, but I don't buy into the conspiracy-minded DU'ers who think they're going to invade Iran, Syria, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, etc. in Bush's term. I have no reason to believe it.
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