Cagey Rangel raises spectre of draft
Charlie Rangel, D-NY has long advocated a return to a military draft, citing the fact that it's largely minorities and kids from economically strapped households and regions of the country who do the fighting and dying for the elite.
He's renewed his intention to call for a return to a draft.
I think it's not only a good idea, but good politics, forcing as it does, the armchair chickenhawk warriors to put up or shut up. The blood of their kids and relatives is just as good as some kid from the south side of Chicago.
It seems obvious that if the flesh and blood of the very elite who cheerlead this utterly pointless and ill-considered war were forced to put their asses in harm's way, they'd not be so quick to either start wars of choice nor to support them.
Dems have already responded that they'll not support this effort, so it's a moot point, as Rangel no doubt realized, but as a way of making a point, I think it's worthwhile.
What do you think?