Today on CBS TV's "Face The Nation" , New York Representative Charles
Rangel (D) has stated that he plans to introduce legislation to reinstate
conscription also known as a "draft". Rangel cites the reason for bringing the
draft to legislation is "deter" politicians from launching further wars.
"There's no question in my mind that this president and this administration
would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was
presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress
and the administration thought that their kids from their communities would be
placed in harm's way," Rangel said.
The New York congressman is a veteran of the Korean War and has
unsucessfully attempted to introduce a return to the draft in the past. Rangel
also claimed that an all-volunteer military disproportionately puts the burden of
war on minorities and lower-income families.
Rangel said he will propose a measure early next year. While he said he is
serious about the proposal, there is little evident support among the public or
lawmakers for it.