Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
No comments

Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

Building New Armies Builds World Peace?

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 4 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

Become a Fan
  (13 fans)

opednews.com

"In recent history, how often have nations traveled thousands of miles from home to win a war in someone else's backyard? I think, Mr. President, that without a dramatically different plan and some luck, this war will look a lot like Vietnam."

"Radically different is what I'm thinking about. I'm thinking about backing up our special forces, our drones, our technology, with another big army."

"How big will this army be?"

"After several years of building it, it'll be 1 million strong."

"Mr. Pres., to raise that size army you'll need a draft. Don't you think that will raise quite a political ruckus?"

"I don't think a draft will be needed to build this army."

"How do you figure, Mr. President?"

"There is a pent-up desire to serve in America. There is a need for jobs. We just need to ask Americans to serve, incentivize their service, and verify that their service will win hearts and minds and make America and the world stronger."

"Mr. President, don't you think getting Americans to build a new army to go to war almost a decade after the purported attackers have disappeared will not be an easy task, especially when they're tired of war. Tired of trying to build someone else's nation?"

"Yes, this is why Americans will respond to this 21st century army."

"So, explain this envisioned army to me, Mr. President."

"It was introduced to me during the campaign by a California citizens group called People's Lobby."

"Ah, reverting to community organizers for some answers, are you?"

A slight smile crosses the President's face as he says, "Some good things can come from community organizers, you know."

"Community organizers from hip California are proposing an army?'

"They are called People's Lobby. They've drafted legislation that they are calling on Congress to introduce and enact what they call the American World Service Corps. I like the name.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4

 

Take action -- click here to contact your local newspaper or congress people:
Introduce People’s Lobby’s proposed American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals

Click here to see the most recent messages sent to congressional reps and local newspapers

http://www.worldservicecorps.us

Dwayne served in the Peace Corps in the slums of Mhumbhai, India, worked several Habitat Projects, and was on the start-up team of the California Conservation Corps. He has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate Universty, has been a builder, teacher, (more...)
 
Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Carrots, Foreign Aid, Brown v. Board of Education and Israel /Palestine.

Golden Moms, Sisters of Fallen Heroes

World Service Corps Can Save Our Vets

Obama and Putin Play Newman and Redford's "Sting" and Bite the Warrior Class Too?

Need revenues? Add a few flush tax brackets

Threshing "tef" in Ethiopia

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments