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  •  I'm not saying we need more military spending! (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm saying we need to use the military less!

    The point is that our small (for the job) all-volunteer military is being asked to shoulder a burden that should be carried by force 2-3 times larger.

    I'm saying our political leadership is trying to make an empire with a non-empire-sized military.

    The last thing I want to see is to see the military larger. My argument is that if there were a draft, the "yeah, rah!" suburbanites who talk about "supporting the troops" while they send their kids to private schools on vouchers would change their tune damned quickly if their precious children had to join the military.

    I'm saying that military spending is going to defense contractors and mercenaries while our "professional soldiers" cannot keep their families housed and fed properly.

    I'm saying the whole damned thing is completely f--ked up.

    Now maybe you and I are on the same page (or at least closer to understanding one another)?

    •  Yep we are (3+ / 0-)
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      I'd love/hate to see a draft.  Love it because of two reasons, 1 that it would bring a reality check to the suburbanites, especially if they drafted girls too. 2 because a military full of disgruntled enlisted men is a military in touch with the real life of the nation.

      I'd hate to see the draft because no poor son of a bitch (or a rich one either) should have to be shoved into a uniform and drug off to shoot at people.  It really is the most basic part of the privacy equation to me.

      "I said, 'wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man.'" Robbie Robertson -8.13, -4.56

      by NearlyNormal on Wed Apr 05, 2006 at 01:06:23 PM PDT

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