Bush's Senior Iraq War Advisor Calls For Military Draft

Hey Derek, Even Dick Cheney disagrees with you, lol...



Like everything, it's a tradeoff. At the time of the video you point
to, Iraq was much farther away from producing WMDs than they were at
the time of the liberation in 2003. So perhaps not deposing Saddamn
was the right thing to do, ex-ante, in 1991. However, many dead
Kurds and Shiites would disagree with you.


Hey Derek, Even Dick Cheney disagrees with you, lol...


  From: Derek Jensen
  To: lpsf-discuss@yahoogroups.com
  Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2007 7:55 PM
  Subject: Re: [lpsf-discuss] Bush's Senior Iraq War Advisor Calls

For Military Draft

  I don't take this too seriously. I really don't think the

political will exists in this country for conscription.

  Although I have long been and remain a supporter of the

intervention by the US in Iraq, I am 100% against a draft. The reason
is that I believe Lenin when he said that he would force the
capitalist nations to maintain military conscription until the
uniform became a symbol of servitude rather than patriotism. That's
not something we should risk.


    Dear friends and colleagues:

    Forgive the general distribution of this e-mail.

    However, I figured after all the hilarious war-machine

propaganda we're been subjected to, both in Internet groups and the
right wing media, that a dose of reality was in order.

    I don't expect that those arguing that the "surge" is going

swimmingly in Iraq -- and that everything is under control -- will
appreciate the facts underscored in this article. Then again, when
Bush's senior guy on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan notes that the
military is "under pressure" without a draft, all the propaganda from
the war-without-end crowd becomes quite hollow.

    Without further ado:



    WASHINGTON - Frequent tours for U.S. forces in Iraq and

Afghanistan have stressed the all-volunteer force and made it worth
considering a return to a military draft, President Bush's new war
adviser said Friday.

    "I think it makes sense to certainly consider it," Army Lt.

Gen. Douglas Lute said in an interview with National Public Radio's "
All Things Considered."

    "And I can tell you, this has always been an option on the

table. But ultimately, this is a policy matter between meeting the
demands for the nation's security by one means or another," Lute
added in his first interview since he was confirmed by the Senate in


    Still, he said the repeated deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan

affect not only the troops but their families, who can influence
whether a service member decides to stay in the military.

    "There's both a personal dimension of this, where this kind of

stress plays out across dinner tables and in living room
conversations within these families," he said. "And ultimately, the
health of the all-volunteer force is going to rest on those sorts of
personal family decisions."


    Here's a revolutionary thought -- perhaps those concerned about

the well-being of our nation's men and women in uniform should stop
sending them into pointless wars based on lies, to be cannon fodder
trapped between the raging military machines of a civil war?

    They cannot come home soon enough, and we cannot end this

insanity soon enough.