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Bush's war czar says the draft should be considered

Since the Bush Admin can’t seem how to “win” in Iraq given its current boneheaded non-strategy (General Petraeus says we should be there for at least another decade), those Young Republicans of draft age better start worrying about this statement from Dear Leader’s “War Czar,” Lt. General Douglas Lute:

Frequent tours for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have stressed the all-volunteer force and made it worth considering a return to a military draft, President Bush’s new war adviser said Friday.

I think it makes sense to certainly consider it,” Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute said in an interview with National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”

“And I can tell you, this has always been an option on the table. But ultimately, this is a policy matter between meeting the demands for the nation’s security by one means or another,” Lute added in his first interview since he was confirmed by the Senate in June.

It didn’t take long for a response, this from Americans Against Escalation in Iraq.

Bush, of course, keeps insisting that a draft isn’t necessary. Do you trust him?

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