This guy is a piece of work:
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) likely will introduce his controversial legislation to reinstate the draft again this year, but he will wait until after the economic stimulus package is passed.
Asked if he plans to introduce the legislation again in 2009, Rangel last week said, “Probably … yes. I don’t want to do anything this early to distract from the issue of the economic stimulus.”
Rangel’s military draft bill did create a distraction for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) soon after Democrats won control of Congress after the 2006 election.
In the wake of that historic victory, Pelosi said publicly that she did not support the draft and that the Democratic leadership would not back Rangel’s legislation. She also said Rangel’s legislation was not about reinstating the draft but was instead “a way to make a point” about social inequality.
Reintroducing the military draft bill, which would attract media attention, will be trickier for Rangel in 2009 than it was a couple years ago because the Ways and Means Committee chairman is now under investigation by the House ethics committee.
There was no need for the draft in 2004 during the height of Iraq, there is no need now. This is all an attempt to create some kind of animosity towards the military I imagine.
I mean who in their right mind wants to force people who do not want to serve, to serve. Especially when we have some of the best and brightest ready willing and able to serve this great country already.
And yeah, we already have the Obama Youth program right? Involuntary servitude for young Americans is what I would call a draft…..but that’s just me.