No justification for a military draft

Hawaii Reporter
by Tim Kane

11/29/06

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), soon to chair the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, has announced his intention to reinstate the draft. He has offered three different justifications for the reversion to conscription after 33 years of an all-volunteer force: social justice, peace, and better troops. Rep. Rangel claims that poor people with few opportunities enlist, often driven to military service because of structural unemployment. 'If a young fellow has an option of having a decent career, or joining the Army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq,' he said on FOX News Sunday (11/26/2006). This serious charge -- that the most vulnerable citizens are being hauled away to fight in corporate America's wars of choice while the elite are snow-skiing -- is untrue...

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