Senior Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel wants to bring back the draft.
Why? Because the U.S. needs more troops in more places to fight all the Hideous Menaces out there. This from a ranking Democrat. Guess he didn’t get the message from the electorate this past election, and he manages to sound more belligerent and clueless than most neocons, foaming about challenging North Korea and Iran.
Were this to happen, campuses nationwide would erupt in protest.
Someone needs to tell Rangel that since the U.S. is losing in Iraq, rational folks would say that attacking more countries is not the next indicated move. U.S. imperialism is losing, and losing badly, but they can’t admit it. That would be “losing face.” So they want sacrifice more lives not their own, or of anyone close to them, in their doomed attempt to fend off the inevitable defeat. Someone else may literally lose their face (or life) so they can figuratively save their own. Sickening, aren’t they?