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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #31)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:44 PM

70. Actually, 60 on Sept. 18

 

Re-Do your math.

Anyway, my point is that these wars have people doing 4 or 5 tours of duty with mainly the middle-class and poor doing the fighting.

I think the draft during Viet-Nam ended that war. If we had an all volunteer army, we might still be fighting it.

Afghanistan has been a longer war and we're still fighting it. Where's the outcry?

I contend that it is being fought by a small portion of our citizens, so the outcry is contained.

I hate war and at 60, I will never fight.

But I have family that could go. I am against foreign conflicts, except in the most necessary of circumstances. And then only with an act of war by Congress.

I think that we would not go to war except when absolutely necessary if everybody had skin in the game.

I'm not saying that I know I'm right. I'm just saying that it's a thought.

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