Skip to comments.McChrystal: Time to bring back the draft
Posted on 07/05/2012 11:51:33 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the United States should bring back the draft if it ever goes to war again.
"I think we ought to have a draft. I think if a nation goes to war, it shouldn't be solely be represented by a professional force, because it gets to be unrepresentative of the population," McChrystal said at a late-night event June 29 at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival. "I think if a nation goes to war, every town, every city needs to be at risk. You make that decision and everybody has skin in the game."
He argued that the burdens of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan haven't been properly shared across the U.S. population, and emphasized that the U.S. military could train draftees so that there wouldn't be a loss of effectiveness in the war effort.
"I've enjoyed the benefits of a professional service, but I think we'd be better if we actually went to a draft these days," he said. "There would some loss of professionalism, but for the nation it would be a better course."
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Sorry for piling on. But it’s a sore point. Happy Independence Day belatedly.
Rights are naturally accompanied by obligations, otherwise taxes are enslaving too.
Now that the fags are going to have free reign in the military, I wouldn’t encourage anyone to volunteer.
Of course that was the point, the Left hates a volunteer military, they think of the military as the Mother of All Social Programs.
Tell me how many of the soldiers in Washington’s army were draftees.
What rights were you thinking of?
Gross, Robert A. The Minutemen and Their World. ©1976. Hill and Wang. LOC: 75-46595, p. 59
2.The citizens' ones.