Thursday, September 27, 2007

Stretched thin

From the AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he's inclined to approve an Army proposal to spend nearly $3 billion extra to accelerate the expansion of its active-duty force.

Army Secretary Pete Geren said speeding up the growth of the force, stretched thin by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, would mean recruiting faster and increasing the number of soldiers who re-enlist.

I've got a better idea: bring back The Draft.

Once some of these rabid Young Republicans -- who sit on their couches watching Fox News and vehemently cheerleading the Iraq War and vociferously advocating starting new wars -- or the sons (or daughters) of adults who do the same, start getting drafted and actually sent to fight in Iraq or Iran or whatever country we attack next, I predict there will be a sharp and immediate change in our national discourse regarding U.S. foreign policy.