Dems Press For Draft; Repubs Resist!

Discussion in 'Elections' started by IntheNet, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some clarity on the "draft" issue! It is Democrats That Want It!
    Kerry Calls for More Troops in Iraq, Bolstering U.S. Military
    (Bloomberg). Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called for 40,000 more U.S. troops in Iraq, saying he would "modernize our military to match its new missions'' in the war on terror and homeland security..."
    Kerry's Draft Plans:Kerry Calls for Record Expansion in National Service
    Stopping at New York's City College, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry unveiled a critical new component of his "Compact with the Next Generation," his plan to engage more than 500,000 young Americans in service each year within a decade...
    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., wants to reinstate the military draft.
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Charles Rangel introduced a bill in Congress Tuesday to reinstate the military draft, saying fighting forces should more closely reflect the economic makeup of the nation.
    Dem Hollings Sponsors Bill to Reinstate Military Draft
    Senator cites current heavy use of reserves and national guard, need for shared sacrifice... WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-SC) last night introduced the Universal National Service Act of 2003, a bill to reinstate the military draft and mandate either military or civilian service for all Americans, aged 18-26.


    President Bush Says No Draft
    "No, we're not going -- we don't need the draft. Look, the all-volunteer Army is working. The all-volunteer Army... I know Senator McCain and I agree on this issue for certain, the all-volunteer Army works."
    President George W. Bush, August 10, 2004

    While Democrats are spreading lies about the draft all about, just remember... they really want it!

    Bush/Cheney in 2004
  2. DynamoKiev_USA

    DynamoKiev_USA New Member

    Jul 6, 2003
    Silver Spring, MD
    Wait I thought the democrats were going to "cut and run"? :confused:
  3. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Calling for more troops=draft?
    You tried this last time. "Service" was not in reference to the military.
    Not all Democrats share the same exact principles. Just because two guys want it to happen doesn't mean all Democrats do. Hell, just a couple weeks ago you loved Zell Miller (you still might), and he is not like every other Democrat. If I'm confusing you, the please feel free to raise you hand.
    Read my lips, no new taxes.
  4. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    That wasn't a serious attempt to revive the draft. It was trying to make the point that the military is composed in large part of working-class kids who see the military as their best option for doing something with their lives. And that perhaps if the people who made the decisions to go to war had sons or daughters who might be sent over to fight it, maybe they'd be a little less eager to start wars.
  5. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was working until Bush overextended our resources. We are having problems with soldiers - particularly National Guard soldiers who are having their tours in Iraq and Afghanistan extended. If the volunteer Army was working as designed, we wouldn't have needed so many National Guard troops.
  6. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    i still think that InTheNet is not a real person...

    nobody is THAT... oh, erm, is it considered a personal attack if its against a sock puppet?

    seriously though, talk about making dark matter look like cotton candy...

Share This Page