Calling all Chickenhawks: Only YOU can Prevent a Draft
The Army’s new Chief of Staff wants to increase the number of active duty soldiers by 65,000. And he wants this done ASAP. If you're part of the Chairborne Division, you’re probably thinking “hey no problem, they can just raise the enlistment age.” OOPS — been done already. 42 and climbing.
Maybe they could lower their standards for education. Or, heck, physical fitness isn't all it’s cracked up to be. How important is it to be able to do a pushup or walk without getting winded? Or, uh, they could be less picky about drug addiction and criminal records. Check. It’s all been done.
Every 300-pound couch potato with a police record, a drug habit and no education who might want to enlist — probably already has. Uh oh. If you're one of those badass keyboard warriors who wants to keep fighting to the last drop of somebody else’s blood: Uncle Sam wants YOU. Step slowly away from your computer and come out blinking into the sunlight.
If thousands of chickenhawks and Yellow Elephants don’t start enlisting SOON — I predict (don’t shoot the messenger) that President Cheney and Vice President Jeb will bring back the draft in January 2009.