Interesting topic, the "Draft". Funny that for a while, the Draft was being discussed on "non main streamed news agencies", that the draft was coming back, that the draft age would be raised to 45 instead of 26 years of age. There was even reports that women would be conscripted into the military. Funny that the "talk" of the draft has quieted down, especially since the 2 hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) have made the news on a national level.
Just because there is no draft, does not mean that the draft cannot be reinstated at any time. All it takes is an "Act of Congress" and the "Excutive Order" by the President. That's why by federal law that all men of the age of 18 to 26 years must register w/ the "Selective Service" or be denied federal grants for academia purposes Colleges & Universities & etc.) This could even affect one's credit statis or even loans from finacial institutions. (Private)
Remember, Congress never gave it's "Blessing" to this war (Iraq) and anyone who advocates the "Draft" would be commiting political suicide at the election booths in November. President Bush does not care for the simple fact, he's a "Lame Duck" True, the "Volunteer Armed Forces" does work because people want to serve the U.S. military/country. Of course, there is the desire to work, earn money for school, etc.
With the Draft, you will get every man (and women) who is age eligible. The sad thing of the talk of the draft is that this "war" is about oil (liquid black gold), businesses that are profiteering like "Haliburton" and it's subsidaries like "KBR". They are in bed w/ the politicians, including the Bushes, the Cheneys, the Rumsfelds and the NeoCons. Hmmm, go ahead and call me a "Liberal" or a "Michael Moreland wanna be" or even worse, "A Damned Commie !"
Yes, the Draft wont come today, but one day, it will come and when it does, Uncle Sam will be coming for your "a** !" Oh yeah, for those who want to "run" to Canada to avoid the draft, U better have your "Passport" available. No S*** ! Part of the "Homeland Security Act" concocted out of fear of another "9/11". Just another way to keep in Americans from avoiding the draft. Funny what fear, death and dying will do to people and what's even worse, is when our own government (Amerikan) lies to us just so the politicians, the corporate masters and need I say, a select few religious entities who who like to cleanse the Middle East of America's enemies and make it "Israel Friendly !"
To me, this so called "War against Terrorism" is nothing more than a "Sham" a lie that has been perpatrated upon Americans out of fear and to some degree, "patriotism." Ask yourself this question : "Is this "War against Terrorism" worth the hundreds of billions of dollars, the loss of nearly 1915 American military personnel over there in Iraq against a "Faceless Terrorist" or bankrupting our nation and it's most important resource, it's PEOPLE of all ages, races, and anything else under the SUN ?"