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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 4:30 am

To the Editor:

What’s wrong with this picture?

The United States gives $1.3 billion in military aid to Egypt (who may or may not be our “friends” — depending on who’s in charge on any given day) — BUT cut the small stipend to American military personnel who are on duty every day at home and abroad.

Hhmmm?

It’s time to reinstitute the draft so that ALL Americans could have the chance to serve their country (for what amounts to “chicken feed”).

Maybe then the general public would have more respect for our servicemen and women and their families.

Evelyn Keegan

Copperas Cove

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4 comments:

  • 11B38 posted at 3:03 pm on Tue, Jul 16, 2013.

    11B38 Posts: 7

    Was it Stanley McChrystal that said the U.S. should bring back the draft?? Something like we "shouldn't be soley represented by a professional force because it gets to be unrepresentative of the population." You can see in theory where he was going with this... Shinseki brought the beret to the entire conventional Army ...who knows the logic behind this...but not a good idea either!

     
  • SGMJBUCK posted at 1:32 pm on Sun, Jul 14, 2013.

    SGMJBUCK Posts: 4

    OOpps! Evelyn Keegan has touched upon another of those politically sensitive,
    (politically incorrect) areas, which will undoubtedly bring some comments from
    the peanut gallery. I applaude her efforts, but to paraphrase an oldie but goodie...
    "Methinks thou dost pummell a deceased equine" America not only doesn't lern from her mistakes, she neither will admit to making mistakes. Retrospective analysis proves some outrageous errors in er past endevours...
    OK, OK, I know that I ramble on, and this is a depressing matter...BUT, Please,
    wake up and smell the coffee (and bacon)

     
  • Dr Strangelove posted at 10:04 am on Sun, Jul 14, 2013.

    Dr Strangelove Posts: 572

    I understand your letter you don’t have to serve just in the military to serve the country. We Professional Soldiers don’t want the draft back.

     
  • Bubba posted at 8:17 am on Sun, Jul 14, 2013.

    Bubba Posts: 756

    Stop writing silly nonsense like "reinstating the draft".