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Dems Will Win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-17-03 02:02 PM
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96. It says the first day the draft COULD come back would be June 15, 2005
Congress does have to activate it BUT... Read it again. Bush is spending $28 million to reduce the time needed to activate it from 8 months to 75 days.

They are saying "no plans" to re-instate right now. The point is this: by March 31, 2005, the Congress could authorize and the first Lottery would then take place by June 15, 2005. If they don't spend this EXTRA $28 million, then the draft would still be 8 months away from any activation point. I suppose you think Bush is spending $28 million EXTRA to get the draft ready and then he won't activate it?

In essence, you are asking everyone here at DU, especially the 16 to 20 year-olds, to TRUST GEORGE W. BUSH that he is such a politically-minded person he would NEVER bring it back in 2005 because it would be political suicide way off in 2006 and 2008!

Please read about PNAC too, along with how many soldiers will not be re-enlisting and then do the math. Thanks!

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