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Once again the possibility of reinstating a military draft is being discussed in Washington, and while the idea seems remote, it is not unthinkable.
Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel of New York, soon to be a powerful committee chair, has openly called for reinstating the Selective Service System.
Retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey claims that our ground forces in both Afghanistan and Iraq are stretched far too thin and desperately need reinforcements.
Meanwhile, other political and military leaders suggest that several hundred thousand additional troops might be needed simply to restore some semblance of order in Iraq.
Originally posted by baconvein
well, looks like i might get a one way ticket to Canada.
I kind of liked it here.
Originally posted by RRconservative
I think this was brought up twice by Rangel (D NY) in the last Congress, and was soundly defeated both times. It wouldn't surprise me with the Democrats now in charge that it is brought up again.
Watch out teenagers, and moms and dads! Democrats are in control and they want the draft.
Originally posted by theendisnear69
Does anyone know whats the worst they could do to you if you refused to go?
Originally posted by thought
There's only politician I know of that "wants" this and I think even he knows the proposal is nothing more than a publicity stunt. A draft is political suicide for whatever party goes for it.