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Did Senator McCain Endorse Bringing Back the Military Draft Today?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRMFwXGBMfI&eurl=http://thinkprogress.org/2008/08/20/mccain-support-draft/

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    AUDIENCE MEMBER: Senator McCain I truly hope you get the opportunity to chase Bin Laden right to the gates of hell and push him in as you stated on your forum. I do have a question though. Disable veterans, especially in this state have horrible conditions, their medical is substandard. They drive four hours one way to Albuquerque for a simple doctors appointment which is often canceled. Our VA hospital is dirty it is understaffed, it is running on maximum overload. The prescription medicines are ten years behind standard medical care we have seven hundred claims stacked up at the VA office in Albuquerque some of them are ten and seven years old waiting to be processed in the mean time these people are homeless. My son is an officer in the Air Force, and I am a vet and I was raised in a military family. I think it is a sad state of affairs when we have illegal aliens having a Medicaid card that can access specialist top physicians, the best of medical and our vets can’t even get to a doctor. These are the people that we tied yellow ribbons for and Bush patted on the back. If we don’t reenact the draft I don’t think we will have anyone to chase Bin Laden to the gates of hell.

    MCCAIN: Ma’am let me say that I don’t disagree with anything you said and thank you and I am grateful for your support of all of our veterans.
     
  2. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    In a back handed easily deniable sort of way, it sounded like it's possible.
     
  3. Baptist in Richmond

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    Seems to me that the draft is the only way to deal with the current situation, especially given the recent news with respect to Iran, Syria, and Russia.
     
  4. JustChristian

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    The military is stretched so thin fighting wars of little consequence we couldn't deal with a real threat if one should arise. All these people who claim to "support the troops" should have to serve 3 or 4 tours of duty in Iraq.
     
  5. KenH

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    By the way, I would appreciate prayers for my great-nephew, Mike. He is in the Army and currently on his way to spend a year in Iraq, just like his brother did a few years ago.

    Thanks.
     
  6. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    There are no real indications that a draft is needed, so I doubt that Mccain actually supports reinstituting the draft on any type of immediate basis.
     
  7. Baptist in Richmond

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    Spot on, BaptistBeliever!

    Hope all is well,
    BiR
     
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