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Top Dem Seeks to Reinstate the Draft

November 20, 2006 09:19 AM

I had thought this was just a sop to the liberal base, that Charlie Rangel (D-NY) trotted out before the election.  I can't believe he's still talking about it.

Yes, he wants to reinstate the draft.

His theory is that it will deter politicians from starting wars.  Won't it just deter politicians from defending the U.S.?  Wouldn't a return to mandatory conscription be a disaster for our all-volunteer, professional military?

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin is all over this story, saying it is giving her flashbacks of 2004, when top Democrats (Howard Dean, Max Cleland and John Kerry) spread rumors among college students that Republicans would bring back the draft.  But the only people seriously talking about bring back the draft are Democrats!

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