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Freedom_Aflaim Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:34 AM
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24. Draft = the self destruct button
Edited on Tue Feb-21-06 02:35 AM by Freedom_Aflaim
If we know anything we know that Rove is a pretty insidious schemer.

but he's not stupid.

Instituting the draft is the Whitehouse self destruct button. The moment they announce a draft is the moment that they lose any power they have. Bush's own base will be screaming impeachment.

Frankly, the only calls that I see for a draft are from members of the Democratic party (at least they say they are). Some folks have this crazy idea that if we send a bunch of unwilling folks off to die and kill, that we'll prove that dying and killing is a bad thing.

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  -I Can't stop...I'm balling like a baby serryjw  Feb-21-06 12:23 AM   #0 
  - I hope they don't do this  FreedomAngel82   Feb-21-06 12:25 AM   #1 
  - If the current dipwad administration does reinstate the draft...  CaliforniaPeggy   Feb-21-06 12:28 AM   #2 
  - relax, sweetie. the arm chair warriors like my retarded Uncle Vern  roguevalley   Feb-21-06 03:03 AM   #29 
  - Oh Canada, my home and (soon to be) native land!!!!  goodboy   Feb-21-06 12:31 AM   #3 
  - Ok I'm honestly not trying  GirlinContempt   Feb-21-06 12:32 AM   #4 
  - What GIC said  Bluebear   Feb-21-06 12:32 AM   #5 
  - *snort*  JVS   Feb-21-06 02:58 AM   #26 
  - The spelling here is much better than on FR.  mwb970   Feb-21-06 07:09 AM   #30 
  - Might Want To Edit Header  REP   Feb-21-06 12:33 AM   #6 
  - I don't think they have the guts to do it.  BurtWorm   Feb-21-06 12:33 AM   #7 
  - I hope they keep a roster on how many GOP kids sign up  Erika   Feb-21-06 12:34 AM   #8 
  - Please relax! A draft isn't happening, and  babylonsister   Feb-21-06 12:34 AM   #9 
  - I have to agree. Back in 2004 I heard predictions of a draft if we lost..  JVS   Feb-21-06 03:00 AM   #28 
  - I recall reading that all the positions on the draft boards were filled  niyad   Feb-21-06 12:38 AM   #10 
  - Here it is.  mia   Feb-21-06 12:41 AM   #11 
  - the nuclear facilities excuse is just that -- an excuse . . .  OneBlueSky   Feb-21-06 12:45 AM   #12 
  - I, for one, am in favor of a draft  chaz4jazz   Feb-21-06 12:45 AM   #13 
  - Yep. Male, female, gay, straight, ... EVERYONE.  TahitiNut   Feb-21-06 01:15 AM   #16 
  - The Brainwashed Masses Will Enlist & Die For Lies  specimenfred1984   Feb-21-06 12:51 AM   #14 
  - Don't cry for them.  laheina   Feb-21-06 01:21 AM   #17 
  - If they are actually stupid enough to take this step, I am sure that  GetTheRightVote   Feb-21-06 01:15 AM   #15 
  - They would have to..  MaryRN   Feb-21-06 02:53 AM   #25 
  - The end of Repub control for decades... rejoice.  caligirl   Feb-21-06 01:29 AM   #18 
  - I take it you have no sons who are draft age  George Oilwellian   Feb-21-06 02:20 AM   #21 
     - Glad I chose not to have any children....  jus_the_facts   Feb-21-06 02:58 AM   #27 
     - ONE. The other is 4f, for diabetes. My point is this won't make it through  caligirl   Feb-21-06 10:20 AM   #31 
  - The scary thing is that neocons are just crazy enough to mess  applegrove   Feb-21-06 01:31 AM   #19 
  - I must take issue with a statement in the original post....  MnFats   Feb-21-06 01:55 AM   #20 
  - I was thinking the same thing...  regnaD kciN   Feb-21-06 02:27 AM   #22 
     - actually, the Nixon administration set that up....  MnFats   Feb-21-06 02:33 AM   #23 
  - Draft = the self destruct button  Freedom_Aflaim   Feb-21-06 02:34 AM   #24 

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