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    Draft?

    so guys what do u think bout the situation in iraq, and do u think there will be a draft?

    it really look fishy now, because the army didnt recruit enough for this month
    so just share your thoughts

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    Yes they should draft all the alpha males like you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion
    Yes they should draft all the alpha males like you.

    hehehe but seriously i was just trying to start a conversation about the darft

    but on a side note... i think im too badass for iraq

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    Why not Bush isn't up for re-election and Cheney won't be aiming for it next go round cause he'll be too near death.
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    i know and i've been hearing alot about the posiblities of a draft latly

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    well i guess nobody has to comment on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by seven11
    the army didnt recruit enough for this month
    You hear the news media making a big deal out of that, but it's all bullshit. The Army hardly EVER makes it's quota, no matter what they tell the public. They just recruite however many troops they can and then say, "Yep, that was our goal." The Air Force and Navy are turning people away, there's so many kids trying to sign up. The Marines are right about in the middle. Don't worry, the draft will NOT happen anytime soon.
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBOB
    Don't worry, the draft will NOT happen anytime soon.
    Yep, not this month maybe next month.
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    man i dont wanna go to iraq

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    Quote Originally Posted by seven11
    man i dont wanna go to iraq
    I've got friends over there and they watch CNN every night wondering where the footage is coming from. What you're seeing AIN'T what's happening. True, it's not exactly a garden spot, but it's nothing like what you're seeing on T.V.
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    The draft was pushed by the Democrats for fear-mongering. They wanted to say, "look, the war in Iraq is going so bad that President Bush wants to re-instate the draft!" Is was Charles Rangel (Democrat, NY) that drafted it.

    No Republican endorsed the draft. As a matter of fact, the Republican led House already shot it down.

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    While "fear-mongering" makes for good partisan rhetoric, the worry about reinstating the draft was based on prolonging the assignment of troops already on the ground who were due for rotation home, the large number of National Guard troops assigned overseas, the growing number of nations that have reduced their own forces or have left Iraq already, and concerns about meeting our other treaty commitments overseas.
    We already have two states that are clamoring for recall of their National Guard troops. One of them, Montana, is concerned about having manpower to fight what is expected to be one of the worst forest fire seasons. And since surrounding states are facing the same dilemma, those governments are going to have to be creative in finding personnel available for the season.

    If we can accomplish this task without a draft, that would be great - but I wouldn't rule one out in the future, especially if things heat up in the Taiwan Straits or the Pacific Rim. We have commitments scattered from South Korea and Japan to Australia...and the growing cooperation between the Chinese and Russian militaries is something to be concerned about. China already has what they call territorial claims all the way to some islands near Indonesia.

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    I wouldnt worry about the draft. I think that the government generally takes into account just what they can do with their given resources (at least man power). A draft would destabilize the current Republican control and would probably knock them out of the race for a couple elections. I dont think they are clamoring to do that.

    As to China and Taiwan, my opinion on that is that China is currently enjoying popularity with businesses and countries around the world because they are towing the line. To attack Taiwan would pretty much force us to place embargos on many Chinese goods, and would probably also force alot of business to leave because of concerns with their politics. I do think they want to be the next United States though as far as world power, and they are trying to act it.

    Putin is a bastard and might bring us some trouble. We'll see what happens during the next elections though, hopefully we'll get somebody who is less of a pain in the ass. There is still some time for him to cause trouble before that.

    So overall, I wouldnt worry about it too much. If anything I see an arms buildup similar to that of the Cold War (if things go sour), with neither country looking for an actual confrontation. That said, China isnt always easy to predict

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbm8795
    While "fear-mongering" makes for good partisan rhetoric,
    You obviously don't know what you're talking about.

    The point of the Democrats pushing the draft had nothing to do with actually using the draft. Otherwise, why did Charles Rangel, who drafted it, vote against it? Manpower was never the issue.

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    I'am not worried about the draft at all, being Canadian of course . But if the draft does indeed come-Best of luck.
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