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    because you really get what Charlie is proposing. The volunteer Army has failed. It has become a force of Junkers with an extremely conservative and openly political officer Corps leading a predominately poor and working class Army. A citizen soldiery has a broader view point. One reason for the crisis in Iraq is that the officers who had to redesign the Army after it was broken in Viet Nam understood that there would be a temptation to adventure. They positioned the pointy end in the regular service but the long term support is in the reserves. That means, if you want to go to war like the Bushies, you've got to go to the people. It was working until the crazy people took over the government. There is going to be a draft. The difference will be, if Rangel''s bill fails, the draft will only be for poor kids.

    Pithecanthropus "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

    by johnmorris on Fri Jan 14, 2005 at 04:36:14 PM PST

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