Sunday, June 17, 2007

A bit drafty?

Via Skippy, we get this report from The First Post.
The US is considering introducing a limited military draft if it is to keep its present force levels in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pentagon advisers have warned British colleagues. Next month, US forces in Iraq will peak at around 170,000, and GIs in the new units are being told they could be on operations for at least 15 months.

Over Memorial Day weekend, Americans have been faced by the grim statistic that in the year since the last Memorial Day, very nearly 1,000 US military have been killed in Iraq, and many more wounded. These are the worst casualty rates since the coalition invaded Iraq in March 2003.

Interesting, although the report is not sourced and I can't find anything out there to support it.

If it does turn out to be true, let's hope they don't get stupid about it. No deferments, and how about if they start at G in the alphabet.

In any case, if it happens you can bet this lot will find a way to weasel out of it.

And then there's the fact that a draft must be authorized by an Act of Congress. Will that be the next "support the troops" line out of the Bush administration?

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