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In harms way

Democrat or not I guess this person wants to put more men in harms way in bring back the draft. He happens to be a Democrat but it's irrelevant if he is a Democrat or not.

Incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel said Sunday he sees his idea as a way to deter politicians from launching wars:





From http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/19/rangel.draft.ap/index.html

He will put more men's lives in danger by reinstating the draft. Especially men from the working class.

Way to go.

And that's exactly why I am not too happy with the new change of "guards" in the House and Senate. New doesn't necessarily mean better.



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p0stmdrnpr1mt1v
Nov. 20th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
he's not new. he doesnt represent the democratic party platform in presenting his idea. he's also been saying the same thing for a while now.

I dont know why you think a draft, drawn from every US male over 18, would result in the working class going to war in greater proportion than it is with the all volunteer system. the poor and working poor go in now because there arent many economic options. they get a job for a few years plus an opportunity for job training in a country that shows disdain for education. it's not like rich people are lining up in droves to join the army and volunteer for front-line duty.

he's making a political statement by the presentation of the idea. maybe he truly believes in the idea, but he's using it to point out that the military choices that have been made are a total blunder. the US is over-extended in Afghanistan and Iraq, so the blustering toward North Korea and Iran are empty.
kevmille
Nov. 20th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
He is standing up for the poor and minority who make up the majority of the armed forces today. Makes good sense. If politician's children were forced to fight overseas, maybe these guys would be less inclined to start new wars...
(Anonymous)
Nov. 22nd, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
the draft
In theory, it seems like a good idea, but the "fortunate sons" of politicians (like our president) somehow avoid going to war anyway.
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