Everything Old is New Again

by alphamonkey on April 21, 2004 · 7 comments

in Miscellany

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!

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  • http://www.jalopyjournal.com Harvestor of Bondo

    All the draft does is inject punk ass hippies that don’t understand the value of a DEAD bad guy into our elite fighting forces… Who wants that? Killing Iraqi people is a very good thing. They are the enemy afterall… Our current social norm of PC BULLSHIT has somehow squashed the way a war should be fought. I blame vietnam era politicians for that.

    As for the current administration, they have done the rest of the world (and the next administration) a huge favor. These folks might not like how we went about it, but bottom line – no one ever has to deal with Sadamm again. The political reactions and flames are just moves and viewed opportunities to get a leg up in the political arena.

    Who is stupid enough to believe that we would live in a safe world after Sept. 11? Irregardless of what actions were taken afterwards, people were gonna die… That’s what happens in WAR. We aren’t going to be able to smooth talk a bunch of AK47 holding muslims.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Bondo: You might want to take a look at the history section in your local library.  It has some interesting reading about how happy we were that no one would have to deal with Stalin, Kruschev, Hirohito, Mussolini, Mao, Minh, Milosevic, Noriega, etc. ever again.  Instead of Hussein, we’ll have to deal with whatever fanatic government comes to power in Iraq.  It will probably make China look like Denmark.  The last time we overthrew a government in the middle East we got the Taliban.

  • Avecrien

    If you can believe those ak47 toting muslims pulled off 9/11, I dont think you’ve got any room to call anyone stupid for believing anything. Ever.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    What is this, Old Post week?

  • Avecrien

    Lots of old stuff pops up on the right hand side of the site from time to time. If you read the material instead of its date, you wind up doing what I just did smile

    I thought you guys were recycling on purpose to get more activity.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Yeah, that’s a pretty good idea.  Too bad the Steve Perry Fan Club And Wig Cult leaves us little time to reflect.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Naw.  The popular posts list is determined by users ranking the posts, free from our meddling influence.

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