Democratic Solution. Bring back the draft.
Date: Tuesday, November 21 2006
Rangel to Introduce Legislation Renewing Military Draft
On Capitol Hill, a leading Democratic Congressmember has announced plans for legislation to re-introduce the military draft. New York Democrat Charles Rangel, the incoming chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, says he believes mandatory conscription would deter politicians from launching wars. Rangel said: "There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq… [if] members of Congress and the administration thought their kids from their communities would be placed in harm's way."