Tuesday, May 04, 2004

A Long, Cold Draft

Posted by Keith


WASHINGTON -- The chief of the Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft and requiring that young Americans regularly inform the government about whether they have training in niche specialties needed in the armed services.

The proposal, which the agency's acting Director Lewis Brodsky presented to senior Pentagon officials just before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, also seeks to extend the age of draft registration to 34 years old, up from 25.

The Selective Service System plan, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, highlights the extent to which agency officials have planned for an expanded military draft in case the administration and Congress would authorize one in the future.
The agency officials acknowledged that they would have "to market the concept" of a female draft to Congress, which ultimately would have to authorize such a step.

George Bush's little cowboy adventure will soon threaten to decimate an entire generation, and for what? What's this week's Glorious Reason for bombing civilians, torturing prisoners and generally fucking up the world?

And more importantly, will any of the chickenhawks go and fight when their name is called? Or will they follow our leader's example, and disapear? If it's the latter, you'd best not come back at all.


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