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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

No More Pentagon Cuts Or YOUR Son Will Be DRAFTED

This is the word from the House Armed Services Committee Chairman.  Rep. Howard McKeon, R—CA) said if there are any more cuts in defense spending, military service will be so unattractive that there won’t be enough volunteers.  We’ll have to revive the draft.

Good luck with that.  Calling all Chickenhawks.  Report immediately to your nearest induction center.  Uncle Sam Wants YOU.

If you like the current Occupy Wall Street demonstrations going on right now, or last Spring’s pro-union demonstrations in Wisconsin, you’ll love the mass demonstrations and riots that a new draft would create.

The new definition of a pacifist will be:  A chickenhawk who just got his draft notice.

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Anonymous Jess said...

Well that is one way to get these wars of choice ended, I suppose. When Richie Rich republicnan kids have to sign up for the draft, they will complain that it isn't only them kids of the poors going. No doubt they would do the chickenhawk thing, of deferments due to anal cysts to avoid service. I just want to know why do we still have idiots like this in California dammit. We need to get them plane tickets to that paradise of Somalia and be rid of them all.

September 21, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Go for it! A draft will do for Iraq and Afghanistan what it did for Vietnam. It is the quickest and surest way to limit our overseas "involvements", second only to having those who start the war be in the front lines.

September 21, 2011 at 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other words, we'll be making such cuts to leave the solders with such little we'll have to draft them instead?

Funny I noticed none of our fiscal Republicans are talking about cutting no no-bid Cheney contracts to Halliburton - there's a 100 billion there.


September 21, 2011 at 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

BRING IT. Maybe then, at long last, we can get people to actually fight to stop these wars.

And just for clarification purposes, I say this as the father of 3 draft-age sons.

September 21, 2011 at 11:22 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Seems like old times, with a Republican House member doing some scaremongering. All you parents out there, and you draft-age kids, you better be afraid. You better be very afraid.

As Jerry Critter says, revival of the draft might be a good preventive measure to spare us from another Iraq war anytime soon. But that will only be true if the draft is really universal.

September 22, 2011 at 1:25 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: It would be just like the '60s again. Chickenhawks would be begging their draft board for a deferment, while simultaneously yelling "We need to get in there and fight (name of enemy du jour)."

Jerry: A draft would only have that effect if there were absolutely no deferments, no exceptions. Otherwise, chickenhawks will just stay in college 'til they're 50, or fake a leg injury, or something.

Erik: Nope, Blackwater and Halliburton could not possibly be asked to make sacrifices. We'll have to reduce soldiers' pay, eliminate their pensions and close a few VA hospitals.

JR: A draft would have to be either universal, or a lottery, in order to work. Otherwise the chickenhawks will get whatever deferments they need while cheerleading the war from the sidelines.

SW: Exactly. If a draft isn't universal, it'll be a throwback to the '60s. I lost count of how many people were bragging about their deferments and their longterm plans to stay in college as long as the Vietnam War lasted, while simultaneously saying "We need to stay over there and keep fighting until we defeat the Communists!"

September 22, 2011 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Oh great, a bunch of multiple-deferment fuckers on campus. I already want these kids to get off my lawn.

September 22, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: I want them to go to the front lines.

September 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM  

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