Charles Rangel (D) is, according to news sources, about to put an end to his political career. Rangel will do this by trying to re-start the draft. Of course his effort will fail, but it will also be seen as a partisan stunt. Notice his logic... "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," -Source If Rangel actually pushes this, and I believe he will, it will be the end of his political career. He will have no chance of being re-elected. This will be because (a) it is clearly a political stunt, (b) this nation is not at a crisis point where a required draft is needed, (c) his logic would cripple the United States as a military power and thus give strength to America's enemies. It could also end the democrats hope for a White House win in '08 and their hope to maintain control of both houses of congress. I hope, and pray, that we now realize the type of people we are electing to public office. These are people who will play politics with our national security, with the lives of millions of Americans, and with our military. I am not just talking about Rangel or the Democrats, I am talking about 90% of the people we send to Washington. There are millions of examples, from both sides of the isles, of politicans playing these type of games. In a way I hope people like Rangel push these silly bills, and push them in a very public way. That way during the next election the American people will know who NOT to re-elect.