Thursday, March 18, 2004

Corrections Department: No Draft

They are NOT reinstating the draft. Or at least not according to a friend of mine who is an editor at Newsday.

Regarding the legislation referred to in my previous posting (specifically, HR 163), my friend wrote:

"This is the bill that Charlie Rangel introduced to highlight the disparate numbers of minorities serving, and dying, in the Armed Forces. It doesn't have enough support to come even close to passing. Rummy et al. have said no to this. So I'm not counting it as real, unless you want to think that Rangel is acting as a Republican stooge."

Here is the text of HR 163, introduced by Rangel on Jan. 7, 2003.