Urbin Report

Monday, November 01, 2004

Kerry and a possible draft

Glenn Reynolds reviews poll numbers that show members of the military (active and reserve) running damn close to 75% for the President.
This causes him to ask the following damn good question:

This makes me wonder if we'd have recruitment and retention problems under a President Kerry. That would lead to either a humiliating military retrenchment -- especially for a guy who "reported for duty" and made a big deal of his veteran status -- or to pressure to reinstate the draft. Either outcome would be bad