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Uh-Oh- John Edwards on *All Volunteer Force* in America

13 August 2007 at 2:09:05 PM

I just got done writing about how Bush's comments about our military all-volunteer force is a LIE. People might be happy and deluded in this country to think that we're not outsourcing the military by hiring contractors, mercenaries to do our work, too, but it is... not.. true. And surely John Edwards knows better, yes?

Former senator John Edwards blasted a Bush administration official Saturday for saying it makes sense to consider a military draft.

"Enough is enough," the Democratic presidential candidate said. "Let there be no doubt that the Bush administration's new talk of a draft is a profound measure of how much this President has failed our brave men and women in the military, and the American people. This is exactly the wrong way to go. Our all-volunteer force has helped make America what it is today."

I don't believe for one minute that the Bush administration would return to a draft. A draft would wake up the slumbering public to actually sacrificing. We have a pal who is under 42 years old who has children old enough to go to war who is a big *Christian* proponent of Bush. But he would never go to war himself or send his children, it's enough for him to wave flags and put up signs of support.

But Edwards is not only wrong, he shortchanges those who WERE in a draft before in previous wars and helped make America what it is today. AND he misses the point that it isn't ONLY the volunteer army that factors into militaristic America, but also the huge amounts of money we pay Soldiers of Fortune.

When I hear Edwards tell the truth about this, as well as what he would do about those contractors in the future, then I'll start listening. Otherwise, he's parrotting Bush.

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