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US Selective Service Prepares Test of Military Draft

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posted on Dec, 22 2006 @ 07:50 PM
This seemed more apprpriate to politics than weaponry.

Selective Service Prepares Test of Military Draft

WASHINGTON — The Selective Service System, which has remained in existence despite the abandonment of conscription three decades ago, is making preparations to tests its draft machinery in case Congress and President George W. Bush need it, even though the White House says it does not want to bring back the draft.

[edited to shorten cut-and-paste -nygdan]

[edit on 26-12-2006 by Nygdan]

posted on Dec, 23 2006 @ 03:04 PM

posted by Retseh

W-DC U.S. Selective Service Prepares Test of Military Draft. The White House says it does not want to bring back the draft. VA Secretary Nicholson prompted speculation about the draft Thursday when he told reporters that he recalled favorably his own experience as a company commander in an infantry unit that brought together soldiers of different backgrounds and education levels "in the common purpose of serving."

On Wednesday, Bush said he is looking into adding more troops to the nearly 1.4 million uniformed personnel on active duty. Military officials have said the Army and Marine Corps want to add as many as 35,000 more troops. Rep. Charles Rangel, a New York Democrat, plans to introduce a bill next year to reinstate the draft. House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi said such a proposal would not be high on the Democratic-led Congress' priority list.

Both the Union and Confederacy military drafted soldiers during the Civil War, in both world wars and between 1948 and 1973. Reincorporated in 1980, the Selective Service System maintains a registry of 18-year-old men, but call-ups have not occurred since the Vietnam War. [Edited by Don W]

If Bush43 had to draft men to go to Iraq in 2003, the public would have shouted loudly NO! That would have spared us the $2 billion a week quagmire where 3000 Americans will die, probably before New Years Day. And now the only thing everyone is talking about is getting out of Iraq, so for what cause did those good fellows die? Do we just add their manes to a new section of the Vietnam Wall, as a monument to the folly of our leaders? Do we ignore altogether the 600,000 Iraqis we have killed? Lesson: Being designated as president does not endow you with brains.

posted on Dec, 23 2006 @ 09:32 PM
There is an earlier thread discussign the renewal of the draft:

Please post your comments there.

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