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Saturday, April 17, 2004  

Nader Claims A Draft Is Imminent

WASHINGTON - Ralph Nader's independent presidential campaign sent an Internet "Message to America's Students" warning that a draft may take place if the war goes on.

"The Pentagon is quietly recruiting new members to fill local draft boards, as the machinery for drafting a new generation of young Americans is being quietly put into place," Nader said. "Young Americans need to know that a train is coming, and it could run over their generation."

I have quite a few issues with the egocentric Ralph Nader. However, I am in complete agreement with the old fool on this issue. As leader of the Green Party, Ralph Nader was a very poor environmentalist. However, as a consumer advocate his is without peer.

There are, currently, insufficient soldiers to meet America's global military commitments. This insufficiency is particularly acute due to the large number of troops currently stationed in Iraq. Worse, these numbers are way below what is actually required and above what can be safely allocated. Even with a change at the top there may be few foreign powers willing to send troops to Iraq. The only countries suitable for this task are democracies and as this Iraq War is universally unpopular amongst the voters of these democracies none of them are prepared to put their troops in harms way. However, if Chris Patton is correct they may not have a choice. Hopefully, they will have the wit to demand Bush's head on a platter before they have to capitulate.

With the Army of One, thanks to the incompetence of the Bush Administration, is no longer the career choice it once was the US is faced with two choices: Capitulation and withdrawal; or the draft. Both of these choices are political suicide for the George W. Bush. In fighting a War of Whim George W. Bush has imperiled the Republic.

posted by RogueTrooper | 08:15 | |
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