Sunday, November 19, 2006

Stupid news item of the week

Well well, stupid shit coming out of Charley Rangel's mouth. Is anyone suprised? Fox News picks it up:

A senior House Democrat said Sunday he will introduce legislation to reinstate the military draft, asserting that current troop levels are insufficient to sustain possible challenges against Iran, North Korea and Iraq. At a time when some lawmakers are urging the military to send more troops to Iraq, "I don't see how anyone can support the war and not support the draft," he said.

Let's see. Isn't it plausible that Rangel is just proposing the draft to foment further anti-war feeling? His last quote is especially telling, almost tongue in cheek.

Repeated polls have shown that about seven in 10 Americans oppose reinstatement of the draft and officials say they do not expect to restart conscription.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress in June 2005 that "there isn't a chance in the world that the draft will be brought back."

No shit. It's nice to know that Rangel is wasting our time over in the House though.



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