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Coming Soon: The Draft?


Infowars.com
April 22, 2004

As more and more news surfaces about how the War in Iraq will go on for years and years, and that we will be needing more troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rumblings about reinstating the draft continue to intensify.

Here are some recent related articles:

US senator talks conscription for Iraq

21 April 2004
Al-Jazeera

A senior US lawmaker has said deteriorating security in Iraq may force the reintroduction of the military draft.

Senator Chuck Hagel told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday all US citizens knew exactly what was at stake in the occupied country.

"Why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?" Hagel said, even if that price meant death.

The senator also argued that restoring compulsory military service would force "our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face".

Social engineering?

The Nebraska Republican added that a draft, which was ended in the early 1970s, would spread the burden of military service in Iraq more equitably among various social strata.

"Those who are serving today and dying today are the middle class and lower middle class."

"Why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?"

Chuck Hagel,
US senator


The call to consider imposing a draft comes just days after the Pentagon moved to extend the missions of about 20,000 of the 135,000 US troops in Iraq.

Some critics of the US-led occupation complain that military planners used too few troops to subdue Iraq, and insist that more military muscle will be needed to restore order.

Creaking 'coalition'

The US-led occupation forces were put under further strain by the announcement by Spain, Honduras and the Dominican Republic that they would withdraw their military contingents from Iraq.

Even staunch supporters of US occupation, such as Australia, have less than 500 troops stationed in Iraq and rule out the possibility of sending any more.

Moreover, opposition parties in Australia have vowed to pull troops out of Iraq should they win the general election this year.

Meanwhile, witnesses at the hearing, including academics and former US officials, expressed concern about increasing resistance in Iraq this month - the bloodiest yet for US troops.

"I think it's clear that pressures in Iraq have reached the boiling point," said Samuel Berger, national security adviser during the Bill Clinton administration, who called for an increase in troops there.

Senator says US may need compulsory service to boost Iraq force

Apr 20, 2004

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A senior Republican lawmaker said that deteriorating security in Iraq ( news - web sites ) may force the United States to reintroduce the military draft.

"There's not an American ... that doesn't understand what we are engaged in today and what the prospects are for the future," Senator Chuck Hagel told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on post-occupation Iraq.

"Why shouldn't we ask all of our citizens to bear some responsibility and pay some price?" Hagel said, arguing that restoring compulsory military service would force "our citizens to understand the intensity and depth of challenges we face."

The Nebraska Republican added that a draft, which was ended in the early 1970s, would spread the burden of military service in Iraq more equitably among various social strata.

"Those who are serving today and dying today are the middle class and lower middle class," he observed.

The call to consider a imposing a draft comes just days after the Pentagon ( news - web sites ) moved to extend the missions of some 20,000 of the 135,000 US troops in Iraq.

Some critics of the US-led occupation complain that military planners used too few troops to subdue Iraq, and insist that more military muscle will be needed to restore order.

The US-led military coalition was put under further strain by the announcement this week by coalition members Spain and Honduras that they would withdraw their military contingents from Iraq.

Meanwhile, witnesses at the hearing, including academics and former US officials, expressed concern about ongoing flareups of violence in Iraq this month -- the bloodiest yet for US troops.

"I think it's clear that pressures in Iraq have reached the boiling point," said Samuel Berger, national security adviser during the Bill Clinton ( news - web sites ) administration, who called for an increase in troops there, and a "genuine, non-grudging effort to internationalize the enterprise in Iraq, both military and civilian."

"We've got to be prepared to give up our hammerlock on decision making in exchange for genuine burden sharing."

Richard Perle, a former White House adviser who currently serves as a fellow at a conservative think tank, advised against adding troops or extending the date of handover of Iraqi sovereignty beyond the currently-set June 30 date.

"It is essential that we not delay the handover of sovereignty set for the end of June, even if there is continuing violence by those who know they have no place in a decent, democratic Iraq," he said.

Perle also warned against entrusting the United Nations ( news - web sites ) with the post-occupation administration of Iraq, saying UN involvement should be kept at "an absolute minimum."

"A large UN contingent in Iraq ... would do more harm than good," Perle said.

"It would discourage the assumption of sovereignty by Iraqis themselves. It would drain resources urgently needed for the development of Iraq's economy," Perle said.

A senior Democrat meanwhile, lashed out at the White House for failing to send a top administration official to appear before the panel.

"I think it is outrageous that the administration has not provided every witness we've asked for," said Senator Joseph Biden, the highest-ranking Democrat on the committee.

"The fact that they are not prepared to send a witness means that they are either totally incompetent and they don't have anything to tell us ... or they're refusing to allow us to fulfill our constitutional responsibility" of congressional oversight, Biden said.

The committee's Republican chairman, Richard Lugar, also slammed the White House for "inadequate planning and communication related to Iraq."

 

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