Sometimes I think to myself: liberals really can’t be that different, right?
Then I read drivel like this:
Since the end of the military draft in 1973, every person joining the U.S. armed forces has done so because he or she asked to be there. Over the past decade, this all-volunteer force has been put to the test and has succeeded, fighting two sustained foreign wars with troops standing up to multiple combat deployments and extreme stress.
This is precisely the reason it is time to get rid of the all-volunteer force. It has been too successful. Our relatively small and highly adept military has made it all too easy for our nation to go to war — and to ignore the consequences.
Our all-volunteer force is too successful, therefore liberals must try to destroy it. Resuming the draft would do so, quickly, which the author acknowledges:
Resuming conscription is the best way to reconnect the people with the armed services. Yes, reestablishing a draft, with all its Vietnam-era connotations, would cause problems for the military, but those could never be as painful and expensive as fighting an unnecessary war in Iraq for almost nine years. A draft would be good for our nation and ultimately for our military.
I wish I could say this were printed in some far-lefty blog. But it wasn’t. I’m not sure which scares me more, that those among us exist who would intentionally destroy our military for “the good of the country” or that the WaPo would print it.
H/t: HotAir headlines