In my columntoday, I point out that Ken Burns’ documentary "The War" celebrates something that no longer exists in this country — the citizen-soldier.
I think a draft, for all its faults, would be the most obvious way to unite the public behind a war and ensure a shared sacrifice. And it might help avoid elective foreign blunders such as Iraq.
A draft would give the gut-check question — would you send your daughter or son to this war? — real weight and meaning.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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