I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.
Unfortunately for Rangel, the re-enlistment figures are the highest for combat units in Iraq. Add to this the fact that our all volunteer force met or exceeded its recruiting goal. And Rangel needs to read up on the Myths about our soldiers More here and here.
Rangel is the Democrat pushing to bring back the draft.
As I keep saying, all those who voted for the Democrats are getting exactly what they deserve - a mess.