Sunday, November 19, 2006

Rangel Wants New Draft 

Charlie Rangel (D-people's republic of NY) said on this morning's Face the Nation that early next year he will introduce legislation to reactivate the draft. Rangel says he's concerned that the military is overstretched by its commitments.

In the past, Rangel has said he favors the draft as an antiwar measure, figuring that only a very few will support a war in which his or her son or daughter is conscripted to fight. He said as much today:
"There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and the administration thought that their kids from their communities would be placed in harm's way"
So Charlie wants to reinstate the draft as a way to turn Iraq into Vietnam.

How long before buyer's remorse sets in among those independents who voted Democratic earlier this month?

Maybe we won't have to wait until March.

Thanks to PowerLine for the pointer.

Also much belated thanks to Dymphna at Gates of Vienna for her gracious compliments on the Bellwether post.

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