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Bill Moyers Calls for Draft if Obama Escalates in Afghanistan

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If there will be no draft, then why are they continuing Selective Service registration for males 18 to 25, and denying government funds like Pell Grants for college to anyone who refuses? Don't listen to what the government is saying; watch what it is doing.

The draft would be limited to young men who have registered with the Selective Service. Everyone of the right age is supposed to, but in truth only kids who want their Pell Grants actually do it. They'll say they are coming after everyone, but they won't very hard. Just pull in the kids who have registered, which will be only those who qualify for Pell Grants - poor to moderate middle class. It will miss the rich, since they don't qualify. Therefore, the rich will sit on the sidelines and say "you guys better go" and it will have political support, lest the government threaten to enforce Selective Service aggressively.

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Ralph Lopez majored in Economics and Political Science at Yale University. He writes for Truth Out, Alternet, Consortium News, Op-Ed News, and other Internet media. He reported from Afghanistan in 2009 and produced a short documentary film on the (more...)

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"When will they ever learn" except the fact remain... by Margaret Bassett on Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 8:59:45 AM
G.W. Bush said it: "THIS IS A WAR OF IDEOLOGY"IDEA... by gone on Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 1:05:28 PM
"19-year-old Jaan Agha in Helmund Province told th... by Ginger McClemons on Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 1:31:24 PM
way to old. Even if I weren't I wouldn't go. I wou... by shadow dancer on Friday, Nov 13, 2009 at 3:34:21 PM
The draft was one of the primary elements for the ... by Dave Kisor on Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 at 2:48:07 AM
Under original interpretation, "The militia" can b... by sesquiculus on Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 at 8:05:45 PM