Is the U.S. headed for the first military draft in 30 years? According to the Utne Reader, the Bush administration is ramping up to a possible draft should they be re-elected in 2004. According to Utne, "the Selective Service System has received an extra $28 million in funds for this year's budget to fill all 10,350 draft board positions and 11,070 appeals board slots nationwide..."
This is probably not surprising, given how terribly things have been going for Bush in Iraq, but times have changed since the last draft during Vietnam. The U.S-Canada 'Smart Border Declaration' is in place to prevent easy draft dodging, and Boston's beloved academia is no longer a safe haven.
Just one more reason to get off your ass and vote this year.
Read the full article here: http://www.utne.com/webwatch/2004_147/news/11211-1.html