No worries about this any more, since the draft bill is dead
Heh, yeah...sure. The Democrats draft bill was a clever bit of politicking but it in no way means the issue is dead. The Army has fallen short by at least 10% of on their current recruitment needs and will really be behind when the stop-loss gap is ended. Stop-loss is illegally being used and is being challenged in the courts right now which is going to put a huge dent in the armed services as all these guys finally get to quit (should take no more than 1 year).
Couple that with the fact that Dubya will want to go after Iranian and Syrian natural resources if he manages to steal a second election and you can bet dollars to donuts he'll do it and bring back a republican style draft for it as there's no other way he can possible do it.
Look for one or two major "terrorist" acts to happen. It'll be just what's required to scare the sheep into line and accepting of a draft. Just like Hitler's Reichstag Fire, it's all too easy.
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
- Herman Goering as related to Gustave Gilbert at the Nuremberg trials
"I never saw a dame yet that didn't understand a good slap in the mouth or a slug from a .45."
- Bogart, Play it Again Sam
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert