Close The Door, It's Getting Drafty
By way of Leah A at corrente
, I read this Salon article (get the Day Pass): Oiling up the draft machine?
- The Pentagon is quietly moving to fill draft board vacancies nationwide. While officials say there's no cause to worry, some experts aren't so sure.
As I noted in the comment thread over at The Blog of 4, my dad was first classified 1-A-O (since he wasn't a birthright Quaker), but after he reapplied and unequivocally stated that he would not serve the military in any capacity, they finally got the clue and made him 1-O. He did physical therapy at the Williamsport, PA, hospital for his alternative service.
I was born a Quaker, so presumably wouldn't have the same difficulties Dad had, even if I were of draft age. This got me musing: would my local draft board would accept a Quaker? Maybe I could apply and destroy the system from within, saving non-Quaker kids from a dreadful fate. Yeah, yeah, I know...
Anyway, it might be time for everybody to brush up on how the draft works. One of my fave sites, How Stuff Works
, has some info. If BushCo has fucked us up so much that we need a draft, will America finally wake up to how dangerous his administration is?