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Why is the Right afraid of a Military Draft? (ZOT!!! Troll plays with formerly unexploded bomb.)
Rob Osterberg | 08/03/04 | Rob Osterberg

Posted on 08/02/2004 9:54:25 PM PDT by dontcallmebob

Why is the Right afraid of imposing a military draft? The number of troops in Iraq is below what is clearly needed. Additionally, many troops have had second and third tours of duty. A tired and disillusioned force is dangerous for all concerned. The National Guard troops are in great need of relief. The training most have received is minimal, at best. If the War on Terrorism is such a threat to America and our way of life the implementation of a military draft makes the most sense. Many from the right and left have compared the "War on Terror" the most important war since WWII. In fact President Bush has compared 9/11 with Pearl Harbor, stating our way of life is just as threatened as it was on December 7, 1941. A curious difference though is that on December 8th a record number of men enlisted into the military. Some lied about their age, either being under or over age. Some lied about medical conditions that would have prevented admittance into the service. Soon after President Roosevelt called for a military draft. However, no such call has gone out for this important and new era of America in the forever changed world. There was no great surge of men and women enlisting in their country's time of need. With so many for the War on Terrorism one would think the opposite would be true. Is the current generation selfish and too busy to be bothered with protecting the freedoms they enjoy? That seems unlikely. The youth of today have no memory of their own of war. Some of them had fathers who fought in Vietnam or even the Gulf War. Vietnam is ancient history and the Gulf War was quickly won with very few casualties. The President needs to impose a new draft if he wants to win the War on Terror instead of setting up a long, drawn out conflict like Vietnam. Why not call upon the youth of our great country to show their patriotism by doing their part? How could anyone object to that? More importantly, W why have the President and Congress refused to even discuss the possibility of a draft? I say it's because they all know that Americans will not accept such a bold and just move to assist in the preservation of our way of life and the integrity of America to the rest of the world. Americans are more concerned about their children. Most are more than happy to let an all-volunteer army do its fighting for them, since the majority of military personnel do not come from the best socio-economic conditions. There is no other reason than the fear of the parents of potential draftees objecting to a mandatory draft, unless the Bush administration is as inept at military matters as its opponents claim. Obviously many changes will have to be instituted since the last draft including: No more college deferment. A more democratic selection of inductees that reflects the actual society rather than disproportionate numbers of poor and minorities as was evident from the Vietnam Era draft, women must be drafted if we are to truly reflect the changes in society - anything less would be sexist and a denial of these changes and the option of conscientious objector status whereby these folks may contribute to the war effort in ways not directly related to the war. If the War on Terrorism really is, as many of its supporters claim, to be as important as WWII was, than it would seem to me to be nothing less than a treacherous act by both Congress and the Bush administration to not implement a military draft in the country's greatest need in over 55 years. The fact that we have not been asked to, legally and otherwise, sacrifice as was the case in WWII but rather the opposite is encouraged when we are asked to spend and invest as usual, is evidence to me that either the War on Terrorism is a lie or that the Administration lead by its non-military hawks, is the most inept since Lydon Johnson.


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To: dontcallmebob

Bob... so tell me. What's it like getting amp after amp of electricity shot through your body?

Oh, you don't know?

You will.


21 posted on 08/02/2004 10:01:20 PM PDT by William Martel
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To: Brad's Gramma

The real question should be... why has "Bob" not volunteered for the war on terror if he is so gung ho about sending others?


22 posted on 08/02/2004 10:01:33 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Where’s my fuŠking balloons?!)
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To: television is just wrong

What does ZOT mean?


23 posted on 08/02/2004 10:01:43 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Bob COULD be a Betty for all we know.


24 posted on 08/02/2004 10:02:03 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (If only hamsters could vote.......)
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To: dontcallmebob
"Why is the Right afraid of a Military Draft?"

It's simple - the draft brings in a bunch of liberal sissy boys who don't want to fight !

As far as the reserves being worked thank Bill Clinton because he moved the mission of 500,000 active duty military to the reserves in the mid 90's to cut the budget !

25 posted on 08/02/2004 10:02:04 PM PDT by america-rules (It's US or THEM so what part don't you understand ?)
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To: dontcallmebob

...this is gonna hurt you a hell of a lot more than it's gonna hurt us.


26 posted on 08/02/2004 10:02:38 PM PDT by William Martel
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To: dontcallmebob
Ummm .. if you are soooooo concern .. you can always volunteer

BTW .. Paragraphs can be your friend
27 posted on 08/02/2004 10:07:41 PM PDT by Mo1 (Kerry & Edwards .... they will leave no Special Interest Group behind)
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To: television is just wrong
What does ZOT mean?

It follows this:


28 posted on 08/02/2004 10:10:49 PM PDT by null and void (Nothing like a near-death experience to change bad habits...)
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To: television is just wrong

ZOT! is from the Caddyshack movie, where God struck down the Bishop Pickering during the greatest round of golf in his life.


29 posted on 08/02/2004 10:12:43 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Where’s my fuŠking balloons?!)
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To: television is just wrong
Or this:


30 posted on 08/02/2004 10:13:35 PM PDT by null and void (Nothing like a near-death experience to change bad habits...)
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To: television is just wrong

Yeah. Being zotted is bad. Being involved in a zot, on the other hand, is good.

No one can really tell you what the ZOT is. You must experience it yourself. (From one side or another.)


31 posted on 08/02/2004 10:15:04 PM PDT by William Martel
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To: null and void

... is that dude on the left that kid from The Sixth Sense?


32 posted on 08/02/2004 10:16:02 PM PDT by William Martel
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To: null and void

Ok. Haven't experienced it yet. Hopefully not too painful.


33 posted on 08/02/2004 10:37:22 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: dontcallmebob

34 posted on 08/03/2004 5:01:48 AM PDT by wolicy_ponk (George W. Bush - LET'S ROLL! --------------------- John F. Kerry - Let's Roll over...)
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To: dontcallmebob

OKay BOB.
It's because people liek YOU,BOB, will have a fit about a draft BOB.
Besides, who skips out on drafts anyway ,BOB?
LEFTISTS.
LEFTISTS LOONIES LIKE YOU!
SO, if there was a draft, people like YOU don't answer drafts but run to other countries AND help the enemy with propaganda!

SO what's your problem creep?!


35 posted on 08/03/2004 6:54:10 AM PDT by Darksheare (Tagline Abuse is an under-reported crime. Please help abused taglines today. Call 1-999-TAG-ABUZE.)
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To: television is just wrong; null and void

And for some reason I'm envisioning Brak from Space Ghost saying, "Oh, okay. just don't get me in the face."
(Have it all as a wav file!)


36 posted on 08/03/2004 6:56:03 AM PDT by Darksheare (Tagline Abuse is an under-reported crime. Please help abused taglines today. Call 1-999-TAG-ABUZE.)
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To: Lil'freeper

Rounds Complete.

37 posted on 08/03/2004 4:26:33 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."-Pope JPII)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Cool. Fresh Zot.


38 posted on 08/03/2004 4:27:32 PM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: dontcallmebob
HI BOB!
39 posted on 08/03/2004 4:30:12 PM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: dontcallmebob
Bob, you are so lucky to be a troll on Freep. I confess to being a troll on a left wing blog calle planetsocks.com (in case there are any conservative masochists out there) OMG!!!, I was called every name in the book, including the C word, my kids were called C-words, my whole life was dismissed as a F'ing Piece of Sh..t. And that was just one reply!

I am happy to hear the replies of my fellow Freepers as semi-polite and free of explitives, but more important, you question was actually answered in a rational manner by many.

Will you reply accordingly?

40 posted on 08/03/2004 4:36:30 PM PDT by Wonderama
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