A draft. Thats the answer. Only if we reinstate conscription will Americans march in the streets to protest war. Thats when our electorate will be affected by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), the plan for world domination that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice are forcefully peddling. Only then will soccer moms and T-ball dads awaken from their complacency and say, Not my child.
For three years now, most Americans have expected someone elses children to fight this ill-conceived, unconstitutional war in Iraqa war that is hidden from consciousness because the powers that rule refuse to show the flagged-draped coffins, arriving at Dover. But the bottom line, the distillate, is simple to understand: If you are unwilling to fight or send your own children to this war of choice, then, dont advocate that others volunteer. Its so simple. If you truly believe that the occupation of Iraq is a noble cause, then, go immediately to the nearest recruitment station and encourage your children to do the same. If you think our troops are fighting for your freedoms, enlist now. And if you are already in the service of this country, ask yourselves this question: Would I want my own children to choose the armed forces as a career at this time?
We need a strong military, one in which our soldiers receive higher compensation for putting themselves in danger, for time spent away from family, for honorable service to protect the rest of us from the threat of another countrys aggression, and the most sophisticated protective equipment. For their duty, they should obtain comprehensive benefits including state of the art medical care. We must always respectfully acknowledge those who choose to serve by sending them to war only as a last resort when every other effort has failed. The truth is that military force is seldom necessary. Because most problems can be solved through negotiation. Its what we teach our children. Dont fight; use conflict resolution. But thats not what most of our elected officials value. And the reason they dont is because they are banking huge sums of money. Its called war profiteering. They are using our loved ones to increase their wealth. And they dont care. Senator Diane Feinsteins contractor husband had made enough money in Iraq that hes moved his wife into a 16 million dollar mansion. So, you see, its not just the Republicans who are making out like banditos. Leaders from both parties are reaping rewards. When they gave Bush the authority to go to war, they sold our loved ones down the river so that they can shop on Rodeo Drive. How much money do they need to be happy? How many soldiers have to die so they can continue their excessive lifestyles?
The George W. Bush scandal-plagued Administration has wreaked havoc on our conscience. The George W. Bush Administration is toxic. Cleaning up the pollution from the George W. Bush Administration will involve decades of effort. Restoring our image abroad will require years. This is an emergency. Our color-coded terror system should be RED to alert us to the dangers from George Bush whos made us all less safe with his immoral appetite for aggression and endless war.
Our children are at risk. Our country is in peril. We have a madman with his finger on the button, poised to destroy our lives because of an insatiable lust for power. We cant depend on Congress to stand up and act on our behalf. Most have capitulated.
And demand a draft. Only, then, will our leaders be forced to stop playing Russian Roulette with our loved ones.