Tuesday, November 16, 2004

1200 marker passes quietly, draft in the crosshairs

It's official. 1200 dead American soldiers.

Apparently there has been a mission change. Moral clarity now dictates that it must be Operation Eternal Liberation. Take no prisoners! except the fungibles who are increasingly unwilling to go.

Where will we ever get a new crop of cold blooded killers? There is an eighteen year old man in Evergreen who has been feeding live kittens to his dogs, he should be in Iraq without body armor.

More likely we will just have to spin the wheel and hope that we don't get too many with a conscience.


Draft Gear Up?
Who Has To Register?
All male U.S. citizens and male aliens living in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 25
Dual nationals of the U.S. and another country, regardless of where they live
Young men who are in prison or mental institutions do not have to regsiter while they are committed, but must do so if they are released and not reached age 26
Disabled men who live at home and can move about indiependently.
Myths
Contrary to popular belief, only sons and the last son to carry a family name must register and they can be drafted.
What Happens In A Draft
Congress would likely approve a military draft in a time of crisis, in which the mission requires more troops than are in the volunteer military.
Selective Service procedures would treat married men or those with children the same as single men.
The first men to be called up will be those whose 20th birthday falls during that year, followed by those age 21, 22, 23,24 and 25.
The last men to be called are 18 and 19 years of age.
Historical Facts
The last man to be drafted was in June 1973.
Number of Drafted for WWI : 2.8 million
Number of Drafted for WWII: 10 million
Number of Drafted for the Korean War: 1.5 million
Number of Drafted for the Vietnam War: 1.8 million
Source: Selective Service System
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