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  •  And I'm so afraid of a draft... (4.00)
    I'm eligible in 3 years. Right when things should be spiraling completely out of control in his last year. Is it really going to come to that? No one I know wants to even consider the military.

    Part of the next liberal generation

    by Diego on Thu Jun 02, 2005 at 09:45:08 PM PDT

    •  No problem! (4.00)
      You can get a student deferrment, especially if you join up with the Young Republicans.

      In all seriousness, until Bush backs off from the partisanship(ha!), there isn't going to be a Draft.  The minute Congress votes to enact a Draft... all the Congress critters go home to spend more time with their families.

      •  There will be no draft...unless (none)
        I predict they will bring back the draft only if there is another major terrorist attack in the US.

        At risk of sounding "stupid" and paranoid, they might just manufacture a terrorist attack in order to make a draft politically feasible.

    •  Worry not (4.00)
      Just check off the Gay box when they call your number.  Remember, you don't have to be gay, you only have to tell them that you are.
    •  Start working on your out now! (none)
      Visit the conscientious objector sites to find out how to start gathering documentation to lay in front of the draft board. Attend peace marches, get pictures...

      I suspect that when the draft comes it will be for those with special skills: computer, medical, language, etc. If you possess any of these, keep quiet! Stress interests in something like high finance, or civil rights.

      Finally, I think the war effort will be broken big time in three years, so time is on your side.

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