Senator says US may need compulsory service to boost Iraq force
From the Associated Foreign Press
“There’s not an American … that doesn’t understand what we are engaged in today and what the prospects are for the future,” Senator Chuck Hagel told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on post-occupation Iraq.
You’re right, Chuck! All Americans now realize that the current administration made a tremendous mistake. Very astute of you, sir.
Why shouldn’t we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?” Hagel said, arguing that restoring compulsory military service would force “our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face.”
Yes, why shouldn’t the everyday citizen, who had no input on going to war in Iraq, throw their life away?
The Nebraska Republican added that a draft, which was ended in the early 1970s, would spread the burden of military service in Iraq more equitably among various social strata. “Those who are serving today and dying today are the middle class and lower middle class,” he observed.
Of course by instituting a draft we’d be placing the burden more squarely on the shoulders of the upper classes, who served our country so well in Vietnam. Everyone knows that the rich kids kick the most ass. Great idea, Chuckie!
The Defense Department has been floating the idea of re-instating the draft for nearly a year now. With very little fanfare or public awareness,
they begain a campaign to restock the draft boards, which are used to coordinate the draft on a community level.
Gear up, kids! It’s gonna get crazy!