Since watching Fahrenheit 9/11 two nights ago, I can't stop thinking about the draft — the one that every politician in Washington swears is not going to happen. They are as sure of that as they are sure that Saddam Hussein has weapons of... Oh wait! they changed their minds on that. No weapons of mass destruction after all. People of Iraq who have been bombed, well... Whoops!
I guess I shouldn't worry, then about either of my two draft-age sons, or my soon-to-be 7-year-old granddaughter. This country will always have an all-volunteer army, just ask any National Guardsman serving in Iraq.
Maybe I'll be able to think about something else after tonight's debate between Kerry and Bush.
Dan Harp, SWCS Class of 1964 passes away
5 weeks ago