General McChrystal on Television Addresses Idea of Supporting a Draft

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    General McChrystal on Television Addresses Idea of Supporting a Draft and National service.

    Watching a PBS show (damn liberal media :eusa_shifty:) Aspen Institute series. Subject of how few people have a direct family connection to the military these days .. General McChrystal said it's less than 1%.

    I've supported this idea and have had people who think the all volunteer military should stay that way. Good to know a career commander sees how society and it's military need a closer connection
     
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    What, US is running out of bodies willing to participate in all its adventures, or out of money, or both?
     
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    Well the liberals should LOVE this idea and as we see all of a sudden McChrystal has become their new hero..

    he must be bucking for a position in the Obama administration..He would fit right in
     
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    It's about a shared burden and duty, something today's right wingers and neocons wouldn't understand since most of their heroes were chickenhawks.

    Most Capitalist Democracies with compulsory service are doing just fine. They don't hide, as people like you do, behind the less than 1% while pushing them to do more than should be required in a country as great as ours.

    People like you need to be shamed and beaten in public floggings

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    people like you need to line up behind people like Steph
    :eusa_shhh:
     
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    bring back the fucking draft and some form of compulsory national service.

    too many Americans have no sense of duty and service
     
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    It would be poetic if Obama reinstated the draft.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    Sorry, I am not a pederast to line up behind Steph (whoever he is)...
     
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    Duty to what, and service to whom?
     
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    i don't know that a draft would make economical sense. sure, you could cut out enlistment bonuses but you wouldn't be able to eliminate re-enlistment incentives. further, you'd be spending a lot training people that had no interest in staying, so that investment would return very little.

    i do understand the sentiment of wanting more americans to have ties to their armed forces, but the truth is i don't think it would be good for the services or for the bottom line.
     

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