"General Stanley A. McChrystal seems to think it's only fair: "'I think we ought to have a draft. I think if a nation goes to war, it shouldnt be solely be represented by a professional force, because it gets to be unrepresentative of the population,' McChrystal said at a late-night event June 29 at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. 'I think if a nation goes to war, every town, every city needs to be at risk. You make that decision and everybody has skin in the game.' There seems to be at least one prominent leftie who thinks its worth considering: "Its certainly true that the volunteer army is a mess. Suicides are surging among the troops. According to AP, the 154 suicides for active duty troops in the first 155 days of the year far outdistance the US forces killed in Afghanistan." Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names Would a draft army discourage the next commander-in-chief from going to war?