Whoo, I think I smell a whiff of Viet Nam in this article:
US Preparing for Military Draft in Spring 2005 : Vancouver Indymedia
I've repeatedly read reports on the internet that Dubya is planning a draft as soon as re-elected. Who knows if it's true or not? I wouldn't bet on it NOT being true.
Hey, all you kids, get ready to be shipped off against your will to fight in the "war on terrorism." And it will be a never-ending war, for in the words of the famous Russian General: "Terrorist are like cockroaches; you kill one over here, a dozen spring up over there." What's amusing is reading some of the responses to a possible draft; kids just HATE the mere idea of it. Some are apparently even willing to claim they are gay just to get out of a draft. But I have a feeling that will NOT be an acceptable excuse. :-)
Also today there is this news story: Army to Call Up Retired, Discharged Troops This is an AP top story, so it does look a bit like a draft is blowing in the wind....because sooner or later, the U.S. is going to exhaust all the reserves and volunteer armed forces.
Guess a draft is one way to reduce the over-populated world though, huh?