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  •  The draft may be a necessary evil (2+ / 0-)

    I too have 2 draft age sons.  The volunteer military works great in peace time.  But what I've seen since 9/11 is that this country, without much thought, introspection or hesitation, seems willing to put other people's children at risk.  If everyone's son and daughter (yes, females should be drafted too) could be sent to war, I know we would not be so quick to indulge our feelings of outrage, fear and jingoism.

    My father-in-law was a pilot in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  My husband spent 14 years in the AF as a fighter pilot.  We opposed this war.  My husband said that, if there was a draft for this war, he himself would have driven our sons to Canada.  But when wars are fought by OPC (Other People's Children), most of us have the luxury to not give a shit and not take a stand.

    Bottom Line:  If there was a draft, war wouldn't look like the answer to every problem.

    "Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really." -- Agnes Sligh Turnball

    by EyeStreetMom on Sun May 23, 2010 at 08:01:58 AM PDT

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