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OfflineSkikid16
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Draft, what draft?
    #2892069 - 07/15/04 03:04 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Remember that hullabaloo about congress trying to pass a law that would re-enstate the draft, not so according to this article.

Here are some highlights:

"Selective Service System: Notwithstanding recent stories . . . on the Internet, Selective Service is not getting ready to conduct a draft for the U.S. Armed Forces -- either with a special skills or regular draft."

"In fact, Rangel told FactCheck.org through his spokesman Emile Milne that even he isn't pushing for passage, let alone Bush (emphasis added):

Rep. Rangel: I'm not pushing this bill . It's up to the President to come to me when he needs it."

"Both bills in question were drawn up before the Iraq war started, mostly to make a political point. Rangel said he acted to highlight Democratic objections to use of military force against Saddam Hussein. He wrote , "I truly believe that decision-makers who support war would more readily feel the pain of conflict and appreciate the sacrifice of those on the front lines if their children were there, too.""


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Re: Draft, what draft? [Re: Skikid16]
    #2892353 - 07/15/04 06:55 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Saying that the Government is NOT doing something bad doesn't make for interesting exchange of ideas (or arguments). Please re-edit the story and make the American Government appear more Evil.


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Re: Draft, what draft? [Re: Skikid16]
    #2892400 - 07/15/04 07:44 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

If they aren't going to do it, why leave the proposed legislation in limbo... I just love to see my tax money spent on nothing.


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Re: Draft, what draft? [Re: Skikid16]
    #2892895 - 07/15/04 11:20 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Come on, a draft right before an election, its not going to happen. But after the election, and if bush wins, I'd start worrying....more.


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Re: Draft, what draft? [Re: daussaulit]
    #2892907 - 07/15/04 11:26 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

daussaulit said:
Come on, a draft right before an election, its not going to happen. But after the election, and if bush wins, I'd start worrying....more.



But not if Kerry wins?


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Re: Draft, what draft? [Re: Ancalagon]
    #2892919 - 07/15/04 11:31 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

> But not if Kerry wins?

Not until after his reelection... assuming he makes it that far...


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Re: Draft, what draft? [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2892958 - 07/15/04 11:49 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

yeah, I'd buy it if it had a little more sinister in it.


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Re: Draft, what draft? [Re: afoaf]
    #2893130 - 07/15/04 01:02 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

That's what i was thinking.


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