Sunday, March 28, 2004

Anyone feel a Draft in here?

I am the proud parent of a son who is 18 and a daughter who will soon turn 17. If the OTB2 administration were to pull out of its tailspin and win the election in November (or get Ducky Scalia and his cohorts to over-ride the election again), they would be of prime draft age during a second W administration.

The evidence is mounting that OTB2's war machine will need more parts in the coming years. The Pentagon is building 14 "enduring bases" in Iraq. (link requires free Chicago Tribune registration) The Pentagon recently published an advertisement seeking people to fill draft boards. OTB2 threw $28 million dollars at the Selective Service with directions to be prepared to start a draft by June 15, 2005.

OTB2 won't be able to rely on the increasingly-dissatisfied reserves much longer in Iraq, and God only knows what he and his neo-con advisers will dream up next. I just hope they don't count on using my children for their dreams.


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