somebody say no draft?

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    drudge link

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A senior Republican lawmaker said that deteriorating security in Iraq (news - web sites) may force the United States to reintroduce the military draft.
     
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    I still say NO DRAFT. These guys can introduce anything they like, that doesn't mean it's going to happen. I read an article (someone else posted it here recently) that showed the enlistments with the military have went up since 2001. This is more politics than it is reality.
     
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    Yeah i'll be the first to say that never say never, this is America and they pass all sorts of shit in midnight backroom sessions here in D.C. but politically this would damage both parties irrepairably. Most kids 18-26 nowadays are too damn soft from too many video games and too much brainwashing in school, they'd get their ass shot off first day in country. Not too mention they'll be rioting in the street that will make Seattle a few years back look like a clambake.

    I say keep it a voluntary deal and you will get the cream of the crop when it comes to soldiering.
     
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    this was the best part:

    I guess 80 billion plus was just a pittance, right? I'm willing to bet that he just lost his job next election.
     
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    Ok i'm going to go out on a limb and suggest something. In Greece every male is required to do 2 years of military service, granted they aren't fighting wars right now but still they do it, and almost to a man they will say that it improved some aspect of their life. Why not do that in America whether its peacetime or wartime?
     
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    How deos something have went? :p:
     
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    Huh?
    English, guys.
     
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    Went - to move or travel; proceed
     
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    "...that showed the enlistments with the military HAVE GONE up since 2001"


    maybe that's what you meant.
     
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    Can you not understand what I wrote, or are you just being a wise ass?
     

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