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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:09 AM
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Special Skills DRAFT moves from planning to "groundwork", 20-44 beware!
Agency initiates steps for selective draft
Congress shows little support for effort to draw skilled Americans

By ERIC ROSENBERG
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER WASHINGTON BUREAU

WASHINGTON -- The government is taking the first steps toward a targeted military draft of Americans with special skills in computers and foreign languages.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is adamant that he will not ask Congress to authorize a draft, and officials at the Selective Service System, the independent federal agency that would organize any conscription, stress that the possibility of a so-called "special skills draft" is remote.

Nonetheless, the agency has begun the process of creating the procedures and policies to conduct such a targeted draft in case military officials ask Congress to authorize it and the lawmakers agree to such a request.

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Flahavan said Selective Service planning for a possible draft of linguists and computer experts began last fall after Pentagon personnel officials said the military needed more people with skills in those areas. A Pentagon official familiar with personnel issues stressed that the armed forces are against any form of conscription but acknowledged that the groundwork is already under way at the Selective Service System.

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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/164693_draft13.h...

My estimate is that Bush will DRAFT at least 200,000 to 300,000 men to hold Iraq, then invade Syria, Iran and build up our forces in Uzbekistan, etc. Hundreds of thousands would then be DRAFTED every year after that to fulfill the PNAC Plan for world domination. Star Wars will require thousands of ananlysts and programmers, many probably drafted right out of the companies now contracted for defense work (to save oodles of money).

BUSH '04 = DRAFT '05
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Captain Absolut Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:13 AM
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1. I don't like the last paragraph
It's just not reasonable.

NEVER have a land war in Asia...if Risk has taught us anything it's that. :eyes:
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markus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:21 AM
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2. Or The Princess Bride
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:22 AM by markus
.....

If you can't laught in the face of disaster, you will go insane.
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Captain Absolut Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:34 AM
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3. and
Never mess with a Sicilian when death is on the line too...
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