More and More Talk About A Military Draft
August 23, 2007 1:53pm CST
It seems obvious to me and a lot of people that the President and others have no intentions of giving up on the idea of "Ruling" the entire world and making everyone "Democratic." George Bush got us into a no-win situation in Iraq and it just keeps spreading, and our resources keep dwindling. Our troops in the field are tired and shell shocked already, but there is always another good reason why we can't get out. I don't think they have any intentions of getting them out? No! Constantly, it seems we are headed for a second and third front to a war we can't afford now. We are going broke and running out of soldiers that can fight these never ending conflicts. What's next? The very mention of re-instating the military draft creates a mob scene. It seems that only some people at the top are willing to fight on forever. It's beginning to sound like a bad movie. We know now that there was no good reason for attacking Iraq. The excuse was the 9/11 attacks, then the WMD's, but to date we have no evidence that Saddam Hussein, other than being a Despot, and an evil person, had anything to do with the attacks. He just happened to be the one sitting on top of a lot of oil. If this trend continues, there will be no choice but to bring back the very unpopular military draft. In which case, every poor kid in the country can put his life on hold, so the war mongers can use him until whenever. I say the poor kids, because the wealthy never seem to make it to the front lines.
23 Aug 07
It seems kinda like Viet Nam. How many have to die before the USA realizes the attacks are futile. The idea of a draft is scary. As a Canadian I would open my door to any American who didn't want to fight a battle that never was his to fight.
• United States
25 Aug 07
I must say that this is one of the better articles written about the reasons as to why no one understands what freedom is all about. The United States is one country, most likely the only remaining superpower that continues to have a voluntary military. Granted, you just might be right that our resources are getting a little thin, but I, for one, one who lived and served this country in the Middle East understand why we are there. I think sir, you have to do a little more reading as to why we went into Afghanistan and into Iraq. To date, I have read many reports and books about the reasons as to why we had to invade Iraq and the reasons became more and more clear. Let me ask you this, when would have been the right time to take out Saddam Hussein?" Would it have been when he did have fully-functional WMDs? Maybe even nuclear weapons? We should have gotten the job done in the First Gulf War but due to bad advice from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, we did not get the job done. I knew then that we would be returning to the Gulf in full force again. I am one who believes that there is more information than we have been given in our intelligence reports. I feel that because of the delay in invading Iraq, they were able to move whatever WMDs to other neighboring countries. Also, the desert in that region is so vast, that a good many of the WMDs were buried deep underground. You are probably going to ask, "well, why did our satellite surveillance not pick this up?" Easily. WMDs are able to be moved inconspicuously and while we had our backs turned. Iraq is not Vietnam in some respects. In others it is. First of all, I do not see us losing 58,000 or more men and women in this conflict. Unfortunately, what I do see happening if we do not succeed soon, is a global terror network that will get out of control. What I feel a lot of you are saying is that you would rather fight the terrorists here in our country then on their own soil. Granted, they have a better lay of the land there, but somehow, someway we will succeed. In regards to the draft, let me ask you, would it be such a bad thing? It would do our youth of today some good to learn discipline and what it is like to fight for freedom. More and more of our youth are becoming gangbangers and finding ways to kill each other on the streets. I think they should do two years of mandatory service after high school and then they can decide for themselves what they want to do with their lives after that. We have got to stop being defeatists. We have got to stand by our president and understand the reasons why he decided to do what he did. He did not go it alone remember. Even Senator Clinton and Senator Kerry thought that Hussein was trouble and harboring WMDs and killing his own people. The Iraqi people needed us and it is not them that are killing us. It is Iran and their support for the insurgency in Iraq. We need to hit Iran hard and teach them a lesson, whether it be cutting their throats with stringent diplomatic sanctions or making that country a virtual parking lot.