Uncle Sam Wants YOU!
An Uncle Sam balloon passes by a spectator as she watches from her appartment in Times Square during the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade last November. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary / AFP-Getty Images)
You bet he does...of course it won't be called a draft, it will be through insidious little-known written-in provisions that allow recruiters access to names, ages, transcripts, etc. of every child in public school under the "No Child Left Behind" act. We have a war-loving president folks, fed by a base that wants world destruction so they can have their rapture...we are going to invade, and invade, and piss off this nation, and that nation...and thanks to our country and its weapon development, other nations now have - or will have - the ability to shoot a nuclear (not nu-KU-lar, GWB you dumba**) weapon at any major US city...
Excerpts from the article:
Recent American military campaigns have not needed the same kind of long-term commitment required in Iraq. Not since Vietnam, when a draft was necessary, has the military been so pressured to recruit new volunteers.
The Boston Globe recently reported that military recruiters “target certain schools and students for heavy recruitment,” and determined that the most important variable used was class.
As the fighting in Iraq continues and everything points to the fact that this war will take at least several more years, there will be increasing pressure to replenish the troops in Iraq with new, well-trained recruits. As this develops further, there will be a deeper examination of the tactics used to bring new people into the military.
Representative Charles Rangel, Democrat of New York, has criticized military recruitment tactics by saying, “society places what should be a shared burden of defense only on those poor enough to be induced to risk their lives for a chance at college or signing bonus.”