We can agree to disagree about the military draft, a disaster that ripped the country apart during the Vietnam era.<quoted text>
No, I didn't want to put any men in Iraq. I knew, along with many others that Saddam didn't have any WMD's.
But, as one who served in the Marines, if you are going to commit troops, you do it the right way. Like President George H.W. Bush did. You tell your military what you want done, step aside and let them run the show. Providing them with the troops and equipment they need. You do not plan the ops.
We should have learned our lesson from Vietnam, when LBJ and McIdiot (McNamera) tried to run day to day ops for the Vietnam war from the oval office.
and yes, if we go to war, we should have a draft....that includes the children of all politicians who voted for the war. Just like WWII. If war is all that necessary, then we as a country should be willing to make sacrifices.
What we did to our troops, making them serve 5-6 combat tours is one of the biggest injustices ever done to a group of people.
Nothing makes me angrier than that scene where a bunch of GOP supporters of the war were talking about it, then they were given enlistment papers and asked to enlist if they supported the war.....
guess they didn't support it that much...as none enlisted
If we didn't learn from that, we never will.