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LawDem Donating Member (366 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-03 10:53 AM
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26. Nope, no draft before 2005, no way, no how -- here's why
Edited on Wed Jul-16-03 10:54 AM by LawDem
Ever since Bush & Co. rode into town, his "presidency" has been about one and only one thing -- reelection. That's why Karl Rove, a political consultant, has more or less been running the government since day one. These guys won't bring back the draft no matter how desperately they need more troops, at least not before Nov. 2004. Instead, they'll just keep over extending and overusing the ones they already have.

Bush's personal reading list may be limited to comic books, but those around him know (even if they don't understand) a little about history -- including the history of the Vietnam War. The draft is what brought Lyndon Johnson down. The draft is what ended the war. It's one thing to look at the awful reality of our current one-a-day death rate among U.S. troops in Iraq when it's other people's kids doing the dying. It's another thing, however, when you look at your own 17, 18 19 year old across the dinner table and think -- damn, it could be him/her. If they brought back the draft under current circumstances, the colleges would exploit, just like they did in the late 60s and early 70s.

No, no draft before 2005. No way.

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