Kilroy Was Here
December 31, 2002
Calling the Bluff
Charles Rangel, Democratic Congressman from New York, will be calling for a return of the draft when he returns to Congress in January. In his article, Congressman Rangel states:
I believe that if those calling for war knew that their children were likely to be required to serve — and to be placed in harm's way — there would be more caution and a greater willingness to work with the international community in dealing with Iraq. A renewed draft will help bring a greater appreciation of the consequences of decisions to go to war.
This is an interesting political gambit. In a way, very reminiscent of the Wall Street Journal's call to raise taxes on the poor. By calling for the sacrifice of war to be shared equally, Rangel is hoping to prevent war.
One can only wonder how the Bush administration will respond.
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