Can You Feel A Sudden Draft?
The math is simple. If the United States is going to conquer the world, or at least every part of the world containing oil reserves, then it will need millions of soldiers.
Right now the U. S. can barely maintain a force of 140,000 troops in Iraq; some of those units are well into their third tour of duty. The Pentagon maintains that they are meeting their recruiting goals, but they have re-defined those goals and cooked their statistics, and now they're admitting men as old as 42 into the army.
In the meantime, tens of thousands of soldiers come back every year from Iraq and Afghanistan either in body bags, or else horribly mangled and useless for further combat. The United States military, especially the Army and Marines, are bleeding to death. If the flow is to be stanched, the government must find some way to sneak the draft back in.
Suppose the Republicans take monkoid Congressman Charlie Rangel up on one of his "joke bills," and a few Democrats fall in behind the project, as they may do, since Democrats would sell their own mothers to the Spanish Inquisition for a few votes or some bribe money?
And does anyone really believe that if a draft law were in fact passed, the children of Congressmen and neocons and government bureaucrats and rich people in general would actually be forced to go into the military and face death and maiming in Iraq or Iran? I'm old enough to remember the old draft, and I can tell you, it didn't work like that then, and it won't work like that now.
On the flip side, remember--the massive anti-Vietnam protests were not an anti-war movement, they were an anti-draft movement. The return of the draft is possibly the one thing that might mobilize some serious mass opposition to the neocons and their Republican and Democratic friends in Congress.