Wednesday, February 27, 2008

McCain: Bring Back the Draft

Okay, so he hasn't said it yet. McCain has said only that his campaign hinges on convincing voters that the war in Iraq is working.1

Has McCain noticed how battle-worn the troops are, and how many tours they've had? Has he noticed that National Guardsmen have been posted abroad time after time in Iraq, long after their service was supposed to be over--the so-called "back-door draft?"

There are simply not enough young people enlisting to spend months on end in 100- to 120-degree heat with the locals trying to kill them every time they venture outside Fortress America. To keep the war going, the government will have to institute a draft. Maybe there'll even be a draft lottery, the way there was during the Vietnam war!

But McCain seems to think, Heck, if the war in Iraq isn't working, we can always try fighting the next country over. Last year, just before McCain's campaign almost went broke, he made a joke about dealing with Iraq's neighbor by singing "Bomb-bomb-bomb, bomb-bomb Iran" to the tune of the Beach Boys' " Barbara Ann."

A vote for McCain is a vote for the draft.


1Paraphrased.

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