And it’s 1, 2, 3, …

by Yule Heibel on November 4, 2003

CBC Radio had an interview with the head of the American Selective Service System this morning — I caught only 2/3 of it, but gathered there was talk of starting up the draft again in the U.S. The Selective Services guy said that they hadn’t yet had any directives, but …. And no, they wouldn’t be drafting women, just men. If they drafted, that is, …but of course nothing definite yet, just preparation, routine, ‘s all.

I put it out of my mind, thinking it’s just another Soviet Canuckistan plot to make the US look unstable (like, as if it needs the help, mentally I mean), but tonight I read a reference on Wood’s Lot to this issue, too. And he points to other articles, especially this one, which you can read, too.

Hmmm, I wonder whether corporations will be able to collect dead peasant / worker insurance on employees (current or past) who die as a consequence of being drafted into war? (Thanks to Betsy for that link.)


Betsy Burke November 5, 2003 at 3:48 am

I wouldn’t put it past them to come up with Fodder insurance.

Doug Alder November 5, 2003 at 10:48 pm

I doubt very much they wuill go this route. Bush’s popularity is dropping because of the war and it’s casualties – going to the amerixcan people and saying we are going to force you to send your kids to their death is too great a risk for him – at least until after Nov 2004. But if the Iraq war is still going on then it is unlikely he will get re-elected. Don’t forget that the majority of voters today are those that were draftable during Vietnam or who’s contempories were draftable.

Yule Heibel November 6, 2003 at 12:36 am

This story has been so unpredictable, I’ll hold off predicting any election outcomes. But I am praying that the bastard gets routed from office next election. If he gets back in, all bets — and prayers — are off.

Joel November 7, 2003 at 12:05 am

He will institute the draft if he wins the election.

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