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sampsonblk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-14-07 01:36 AM
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79. That is silly. War is fake if you don't have a stake.
A nation needs to be able to field more than 160,000 troops at a time. This is typically done through a draft.

The availability of a draft is not unusual. The absense of a draft is what's unusual. And Bush himself wants it that way. If there were a possibility of a draft, the public would not be so apathetic.

I haven't heard any draft advocates saying they want to see someone else's kids in Iraq. What I am hearing is that they believe, as I do, that having a draft available will restore common sense to the political climate - immediately. What we have now is fake cause we don't have a stake.

Its time to look past this particular conflict, friend. And consider the long-term interests of this nation. We have to be able to fight. And it has to be a last resort. A draft solves two problems.
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