Senator McCain on the Draft
Presumptive Presidential nominee, Senator John McCain, was asked on a "town hall conference call" of the possibility of reinstating The Draft.
His answer: "I don't know what would make a draft happen except, perhaps, if we were in an all-out, uh, World War III."
OYE Comment: Senator McCain has before mentioned the importance of bolstering the size of Our Military for the United States to win the GWOT:
"As president, I will increase the size of the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps from the currently planned level of roughly 750,000 troops to 900,000 troops. Enhancing recruitment will require more resources and will take time, but it must be done as soon as possible."
As OYE has documented in the past, the Senator has spoken on the merits of serving Our Country in uniform, but stopped short of asking eligible Americans to Be A Man! Enlist! Now that he's all but ruled out The Draft we are unsure of how the Senator will achieve his goal of growing the Military by a considerable margin. We hope that the Senator will address the issue of growing the Armed Forces with an actual plan rather than making the obvious statement as he did the end of last year- "Our armed forces are seriously overstretched and underresourced."
H/T to VetVoice