Monday, November 20, 2006

A Military Draft Is Inevitable, But The Dems Will Be Blamed If We Have One

We all knew this was coming. There just isn't enough cannon fodder to keep feeding the war machine.
Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 under a bill the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says he will introduce next year.

Rep. Charles Rangel (news, bio, voting record), D-N.Y., said Sunday he sees his idea as a way to deter politicians from launching wars.

"There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and the administration thought that their kids from their communities would be placed in harm's way," Rangel said.

Rangel, a veteran of the Korean War who has unsuccessfully sponsored legislation on conscription in the past, has said the all-volunteer military disproportionately puts the burden of war on minorities and lower-income families.

Rangel said he will propose a measure early next year. While he said he is serious about the proposal, there is little evident support among the public or lawmakers for it.

And he's right. If Jenna and not Jenna were at risk, the Iraq invasion might not have happened. Well, that is unless Bush could find a way to get them into the National Guard where they were free to party instead of participate.

Oh yeah, the story is a tad misleading.
Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18...

It's already required that all persons turning 18 register for the draft. They just aren't conscripted right now.

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