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“The draft is especially unpopular now because of the mounting death toll in Iraq,” said Milne. “Rep. Rangel is, of course, opposed to the war, but believes if we are going to have to fight it, then the military should have enough soldiers to do the job properly.”
Originally posted by WestPoint23
The Army and Marines did not meet their recruitment goals this year they are off by significant numbers and are having difficulty recruiting people.
And why do people seem so shocked by this? They don't want to joint the military yet they don't want a draft? You cant have it both ways, we cant compromise our military position must be filled!
Originally posted by junglejake
Hey, what about we cowards who tried to get in but were booted due to some health concerns? And I'm not even poor! What's wrong with the JJ?!
Originally posted by syntaxer
I am completely lost here. Rangel is a Democrat who opposes the War in Iraq, yet he's moving to resurrect the Draft shipping off our children to their possible deaths? No doubt this smells of a Republican Shill like that Zel Miller fellow...
[edit on 13-6-2005 by syntaxer]