[FoRK] Veeery Intewesting...

Geege geege4 at bellsouth.net
Sun Sep 5 14:12:30 PDT 2004


pointless, you say? older yet inexplicably fresh bit.

http://www.ashbrook.org/publicat/oped/owens/03/rumsfeld.html

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-----Original Message-----
From: J. Andrew Rogers [mailto:andrew at ceruleansystems.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 12:25 PM
To: Geege
Subject: RE: [FoRK] Veeery Intewesting...

> Anyone know the status the draft bill?  Is it "poised"?


The draft is DOA.  It was floated by Democrats to spread a little
election year FUD.  The DoD is adamantly against the idea, since it is
very expensive and generates zero benefit, and it won't happen if they
don't want it.

A point that isn't usually mentioned but is very relevant is that all
sectors of the armed forces are meeting or exceeding all enlistment
targets and goals via the normal volunteer process.  Since they already
have all the volunteers they can handle, a draft would be pointless.

j. andrew rogers




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