Shut the window…(part 2)

by alphamonkey on November 8, 2004 · 7 comments

in News,Politics

I’ve had a lot of discussions about the possibilities of a reinstatement of the draft, and I hold by my statement that we’ll be seeing the roll-out by the Summertime.  Now, I know that seems rather gloom-and-doom, but stories like this make me all the more certain.

(found via DailyKos)From the article:

David M. Miyasato enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1987, served three years of active duty during the first Gulf War and received an honorable discharge in 1991. He remained on inactive status for five more years, until 1996. Since then, the Kaua’i resident has married, started an auto window tinting business and this year, he and his wife had their first child.

But in September, Miyasato received a letter from the Army recalling him to active duty and directing him to report to a military facility in South Carolina on Tuesday.

“I was shocked,” Miyasato said yesterday. “I never expected to see something like that after being out of the service for 13 years.”

Miyasato is now suing the Secretary of the Army, asking a court to prevent the Army from ordering him to active duty. He is also asking for a court judgment declaring that he fulfilled all his obligations to the military.

Fun times ahead, folks.  Fun times.

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  • Thundarr

    Flip flopper!  Seems George Bush has lied AGAIN to the American people.  Or maybe he’s snorting cocaine on the Roosevelt mirror in the oval office and honestly doesn’t know what the hell is going on.  Okay Harvestor, defend your dude.

  • Davion

    He lives in Hawaii

    i think everyone that lives in tropical areas should be forced onto a draft.

  • ms_bobasha

    Well why not?  Sounds like as good of a reason to fight a war as anything our government has presented.  Okay everybody, suit up!  If you now live, have ever lived, ever wanted to live, or ever thought about living in the tropics, your going to war.

  • .alphamonkey.

    I’ve never thought of living in the…oh, crap.

  • Shadow Stalker

    Good for him for suing instead of just going.

    The only hope I have against a draft is that everyone knows you can’t win a war with a conscripted army.  It would probably cost more to do a draft than to increase signing bonuses and salaries.

  • wandering tiger

    sure you can win…. remember WWII?

  • Shadow Stalker

    I’m not quite old enough to remember WWII, but history seems to show that the majority of enlistments were voluntary.  That was before patriotism gave way to distrust afterall.

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