Dan and I argued mightily over Kerry’s purported support of the draft. Besting me on technicalities, as usual, Dan had nothing substantive to say in the arguments, so I’ll just say I won. Dan supports ill-planned and unnecessary wars, and therefore the draft, and I support James Bond, and therefore deserve a beer. That aside, the energetic Kos and many of his readers have been calling for a draft for the past few weeks. Continued coverage of the “Hollow Army” talks about declining enlistments, raising bonuses, preventing loss and turnover, etc. The readers rightly criticize the armchair hawks of the right, who blog comfortably from their deckchairs in Aruba, sipping margaritas and no doubt wondering how much of their ill-gotten campaign kickbacks it would take to purchase the buxom serving girl from her Saudi banker / resort owner masters.
This causes me to wonder, what is their motivation? Greater equality? Get more of the white affluent campaign-contributing Christians into battle to lighten the load of the minority poor that are taking the brunt of insurgent attacks? Or are they hoping the draft would be so unpopular as to unseat the current Administration? Hard to say at this stage.