I think that I better get my ass in law school as to avoid the draft! Seriously, we are in the minority as far as countries that require compulsory military service. I have friends from Singapore and Europe who were required to spend 2 years in the army. It would help people to see that there is a price to security and maybe reinforce patriotism. I DO think that we should really think about doing this during peacetime."I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it." - Col. Nathan R. Jessup
i really think we (americans) are becoming our own worst enemies at this point, thru ignorance and apathy
What can cure apathy besides hash reality? Whether W or Kerry makes it to the White house, the Congress must approve a draft. The President can not do that on his own. Even if they did institute a draft I would bet that a vast majority of the draftees would serve logistical or support roles. The fighting would probably be left to the professionals.I do believe that we need to get our asses out of Iraq ASAP. The people hate us for being there and they will hate us when we leave but I would rather they hate us without killing us. Democracy and equal rights is an impossible dream in the middle east (Israel being th ONLY exception). It is a blanket generization, but the people in that region can not work together to embrace a common goal of security and equality. It can not and should not be our job to create a structure where that can happen.