Comments: Re-instating the draft

Apologies for stating the blindingly obvious, but why can't the draft idea just die the stupid death it deserves.

This is only being proposed to make it likely that internal dissent (you know, from people who didn't VOLUNTEER to be there in the first place)will make the US military unable to function. Mr Rangel is just looking forward to all the "end the draft" protests. Kind of like setting fire to your house just to see the firemen show up.

Politics has its own trolls as well. And no I am not surprised, just wish we could move to more substantial stuff, like figuring out if Calgary can whup Detroit's butt. Out of kindness to the hostess, I'll refrain from commenting on the Leaf's chances :)

Posted by Warren at April 22, 2004 09:03 PM

I think you've hit it Warren - this stuff about the draft is a campaign ploy (although I think Rep. Rangel brought it up when we had just gone into Afghanistan.)

Glad to see you're a Flames fan! (I'm kind of partial to them as we lived in Atlanta at the same time.)

Posted by Debbye at April 23, 2004 01:54 PM


My son the Marine has been posted to England, Okinawa and Korea and has done joint-training exercises with the English and Korean militaries - says the Koreans are the only ones he's dealt with who draft people, and ``the ROK army couldn't fight its way out of a sleeping bag.'' The military DOES NOT WANT draftees - barring a major disaster of World-War-II magnitude they are more trouble than they're worth.

Do you think this will reassure the leftover Sixties types? Probably not. I really think they want something to stamp their feet and scream about. Maybe we should just let them keep on doing it - protesting the draft that...isn't happening. They'll look like fools - but they do that anyway.

Posted by Anne at April 23, 2004 04:48 PM

Well said, Anne.

Isn't stamping feet a child's ploy? LOL

Posted by Debbye at April 24, 2004 10:34 AM