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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:50 PM
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Feeling a Draft
Roberts is an anti-neocon conservative. There's not much to agree with him on when it comes to other issues, but he makes good sense here.

http://www.antiwar.com/roberts/?articleid=2319

Paul Criag Roberts

Lawrence Kaplan, neo-Jacobin ideologue and shameless apologist for the carnage in Iraq, claims that Americans wouldn't mind having 30,000 of our troops killed in Iraq if it achieves Bush's "strategic objectives."

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Moderate Shiite clerics, who have been attempting to hold the US to its promise of democracy and elections, have indicated that an attack on Najaf would lead to a generalized Shiite uprising.

Such an uprising would involve huge numbers. The calls for more US troops would be urgent. The only source of those troops is to reinstate the draft. If the insane idiots running the Bush administration persist in their macho bully mentality of escalating the conflict, we will have a test of Kaplan's prediction that Americans will gladly sacrifice 30,000 of their sons.

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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:54 PM
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1. But if the military is meeting its sign up targets...
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 03:09 PM by wuushew
while simultaneously not allowing current memebers to retire is the draft truly necessary?





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Lizz612 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:04 PM
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2. If the number of troops needed increases
and the sign up rates stay the same, and you have to let some people retire, and too many are getting hurt and too many are dying. I'm not sure, but I would like to see net change in number of service members for the last decade or so.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:28 PM
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3. kick
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