posted on Jun, 13 2005 @ 12:11 PM
I would like to see a link stating that all recruiting goals have been met. My understanding of the situation is that the American Armed Forces have
1 man for ever ten they need at this moment.
They're off recruiting goals by an average of 50-60% monthly.
They're raising bonuses and lowering requirements left and right, even introducing shorter tours in an effort to reduce the trend. There have been
numerous threads on ATS regarding the problems faced, and I've authored at least two of them.
So as far as I'm concerned, the US Military meeting it's force requirements would be major news.
In any case, I think the reason Rangel is taking this thing to the floor is because he believes the poor should not have to fight a war for the rich.
I don't just think that, he said as much in defense of the bill.
We also talked a little about it here - politics.abovetopsecret.com...
- unfortunately it became political, which is exactly what
I foresee here.
I'll re-itterate what I said in the other thread, which is that I support the author's logic, that the poor should not be the only ones to bear the
burden of war. However, I'm almost positive a draft would have catastrophic repurcussions in the here and now. I am also quite positive that, draft
or no, the rich will still be able to avoid the front lines or perhaps avoid the war altogether.