New York State joins Operation Yellow Elephant
Columnist Beth Quinn supports "universal military suffrage," i.e., a no-exemption draft. [Until Congress repeals "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," of course, non-heterosexuals would be exempt.]
So I say, let's bring back the draft. Let's scare the bejesus out of middle- and upper-class families. . . . You might recall that Congress ended the draft in 1973 just to make those damn flag-burning, dope-smoking, hair-growing, sitting-in, protest-marching, middle-class hippies go away.
Well, that crowd will make a comeback the minute we bring back the draft. I guarantee that the uptight Young Republicans on college campuses all over the country will start trading in their buttoned-down suits for some tie-dye shirts, cut-off jeans, Jesus sandals and a few hundred thousand anti-war posters. . . .
If the children of bankers, oil men and politicians are shipped out, Bush might be a little more cautious about putting our troops in harm's way. Maybe he'd even get them armor!
Hat tip to Mad in the Middle.