We need about 500,00 troops to stabilize Iraq - Who's up for a Draft?

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    The relatively successful stabilization effort in Bosnia and in Kosovo taught us that we need a ratio of 23 troops for every 1000 civilians, to bring security to a war-torn country.

    That would mean we need about half a million troops to stabilize Iraq. This obviously can't be done with our volunteer army.

    If you really want to "win" in Iraq, are you willing to have a military draft to achieve your goals?


     
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    uhhhh....NO !
     
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    I'd support a draft and I'll go you one better, I believe that compulsory service should be considered.
     
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    If I remember correctly, General Eric Shinseki did recommend that the invasion and occupation of Iraq would require upwards of 450,000 troops on the ground. But since that didn't jive with Bush administration policy, he got fired for his trouble. ANd if America is going to be an imperial power, how about mandatory military service for anyone old enough fire a gun without being knocked on their ass by the recoil? How about it? Man or woman...eight to eighty...blind crippled or crawling?
     
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    OK--you guys convinced me--go ahead with your draft.
     
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    and those Bush twins are first in line to go!
     
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    You bet--send their silly asses over there. EVERYONE is going.
     
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    I am fine with that. The first Bush twin that gets exploded into little pieces by an IED and the troops would be coming home in a new york minute.
     
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    I do not believe that is how that would happen. George Bush would stay the course... he has more integrity than you are giving him credit for.
     
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    Wow...
    You got a REAL hate on for President Bush's daughters..

    What did they ever do to you????

    Sheeeesh...:cuckoo:
     

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