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November 22, 2006

"Chickenhawk"/Draft

Charlie Rangel wants to bring back the draft in order to stop the military from ever taking, you know, military action. His dream is to have a military drawn from "all elements of society" (ps, it already does) and then just sits home.

Lawrence O'Donnell goes nuts spraying the chickenhawk slur around.

A couple of points. A true equal-opportunity draft would fill the military with people like Lawrence O'Donnell, pussies who despise the military and hate the idea of any use of American force. Is this what we want? They make such an issue that the children of the media class -- the Anderson Coopers and, well, Lawrence O'Donnells of the world -- aren't in the military.

As if the military would want such pussies.

On the other hand, there is a good reason to contemplate a draft. This war may ultimately require more manpower than an all-volunteer military can ever provide. Not now, perhaps, but there just may come a point when we have to fight a true two-front, or even three-front, war. If Iran nukes Tel Aviv and soon after crazed Islamists take over nuclear-armed Pakistan-- what then?

But watching Rangel and O'Donnell... it's disgusting. They are so deranged by hatred they look for any way possible to repudiate or embarrass Bush, and they don't much care that they're compromising national security by doing so.


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