Saturday, August 11, 2007

Draft brought up again...

Once again, we have the idea of a military draft being brought up - this time by the President Bush's new war adviser, Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute who shares some interesting information:

"And I can tell you, this has always been an option on the table. But ultimately, this is a policy matter between meeting the demands for the nation's security by one means or another," said Lute, who is sometimes referred to as the "Iraq war czar." It was his first interview since he was confirmed by the Senate in June.

Yet it appears very clear that while this is supposedly "on the table", the President isn't ready to embrace this dish:

"The president's position is that the all-volunteer military meets the needs of the country and there is no discussion of a draft.

Yet I'm willing to bet in the next few days we will see posts stating that the President is planning on pushing a draft and political posturing about it.

1 comment:

Head Spinner Scott said...

I am for a draft only with no exclusions for wealth or schooling. If you are going to make anyone serve, it has to be possible for everyone to serve. I will gladly go if some CEO's or senator's kid is also called upon.

I do not think we could have any type of fair draft in the US though and therefore do not support the draft.