Friday, August 10, 2007

The One Headline that Might Actually End the War

For well over a year now, retired military brass, (the only ones who could afford to speak out,) have been saying that the rotations necessary to fight the war in Iraq were unsustainable. It is now conventional wisdom among veterans and politicians alike that our military is broken.

But not to worry.....Bush's "war czar" has a solution.
Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan, says he is concerned about the toll the war in Iraq and extended deployments are taking on U.S.

The man who is widely known as the "war czar" also says that from a military standpoint, a return to a draft should be part of the discussion.
And as scary as that quote is, it's way past due.

There is a price to be paid for endless war. So if this is to be our destiny, then it's only fitting that we share this burden a little more equally.

Let those craven Republicans who have bowed to administration pressure and repeatedly blocked any meaningful legislation on withdrawal, defend the draft in their town meetings this summer.

Let all those clueless twenty-somethings who think we're fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here set aside their tanning lotion long enough to consider whether that argument still holds up if that "we" is no longer a proxy.

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