Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A Military Draft?

I should really keep track of all the idiot things people say--that are recorded in print and online for posterity. Like, for example, the genius who was sure the President was going to order an attack on Iran before the end of the year. Well, I guess we still have another month on that one. Or how about all the scare-mongering (usually done in election years under President Bush) that a military draft is in the offing?

As I've said, the only person I know of who's gunning for a reinstatement of the draft is Charlie Rangel, and he has a 'D', not an 'R', after his name.

WASHINGTON – Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 under a bill the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says he will introduce next year.

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Sunday he sees his idea as a way to deter politicians from launching wars.


We'll see how that flies with Mr. and Mrs. America and the "it's all about me" entitlement crowd. Everyone joins the military so that Chuckles can make a political point.

You know what might be even better? Instead of serving in the military, everyone 18-26 would have to serve a year in Congress. See ya, Rangel.

2 comments:

rightwingprof said...

And just wait. The Democrats will again scare the MTV crowd with the "Republicans want the draft" crap in 08 -- despite the facts. And again, you'll point to reality over and over again, that only Democrats have proposed the draft lately and Republicans are steadfast against it, but you'll be wasting your breath.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we can count on voters being slightly better informed by '08, in which case they will KNOW that it has ALWAYS been Dems who have wanted a draft.

At least Rangel is forthright about his pro-draft position.

This will be another interesting battle to watch among the crazy ass Dems, and I say...pass the popcorn!

I'm the conservative anonymous...not to be mistaken with the crazy-ass-anonymous...