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  •  I support Rangel (none)
    I think his bill should pass.

    The all-volunteer army is very good at what it does.

    But we are stonger as a nation when everyone has to share the burden of protecting the nation.

    And, we would not be in Iraq right now if we had a citizen army.  Period.

    There should be national service.  IMO.

    The Oval Office: Because there are no corners, there is nowhere to make the President sit when he has shamed the nation.

    by BooMan23 on Fri Jan 14, 2005 at 08:58:18 PM PST

    •  but we're already in iraq (none)
      and not even a kerry administration would have us out for years...

      people would be dragged off against their will to die if this bill was passed, and we have no guarantee it would affect policy on iraq (which is complicated beyond domestic discontent, believe it or not...)

      •  Boo Hoo (none)
        Are we at war or not?

        Why should you be exempt?

        Believe me, the draft would put a swift end to both the war and the GOP domination of the country.  It would significantly alter our foreign policy.

        Iraq is a problem that isn't going away just because we leave.  But that's not an issue we can control anymore.

        And if we have to go back, we have to go back.

        The Oval Office: Because there are no corners, there is nowhere to make the President sit when he has shamed the nation.

        by BooMan23 on Fri Jan 14, 2005 at 09:38:17 PM PST

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