Monday, November 20, 2006

Rep. Rangel Will Seek to Reinstate Draft

Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 if the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has his way.

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Sunday he sees his idea as a way to deter politicians from launching wars and to bolster U.S. troop levels insufficient to cover potential future action in Iran, North Korea and Iraq.

So, let me get this straight, by increasing the size of our military and forcing people to become soldiers- this will deter us from going to war with Iran or North Korea????

I cannot believe the stupidity of this statement-

"There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and the administration thought that their kids from their communities would be placed in harm's way," Rangel said.

1 comment:

jeff said...

Would compulsory military or community service be such a bad idea?