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  •  But that didn't work in Vietnam (0+ / 0-)

    The draft only enabled the war machine to crank up faster and dump even more troops into the war before the public realized what was up.  

    I agree the draft is a good idea for a variety of reasons, but based on history, it's not clear that it will prevent wars.  Demagogues always seem to be able to whip up a patriotic fever that is impervious to rationality.  

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Thu Sep 06, 2012 at 09:13:10 AM PDT

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