All hail the draft!

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July 19, 2011
by Christopher Ketcham  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"There's talk of a draft. I think we should dispense with the talk, forget about the worrying over the details, and get down to business. We need Americans to participate, every one of them, in the national project of murder and destruction overseas. Not just the youth. They know how to kill; they have been trained for years watching friendly terrorism on television but are barred from watching humans in the act of love. Contrary to popular wisdom, the draft should not ignore the capacity of old farts like me -- at 38, ready to run away with the best of them -- nor that of any good American in shape enough to pick up a weapon and make a fool of himself." (07/19/11)  

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