It's Not Just Charlie Rangel
What Rangel is doing is an attempt to manipulate the vast majority of Americans, many of whom don’t know any different. It’s simply propaganda 101. By calling for the draft — when he knows his bill will never pass — Rangel is hoping to deceive his constituents and the American public at large into believing that those who are actually doing the fighting are members of the impoverished class with few educational or job opportunities.
His deception is a subtle, collateral means of further condemning our efforts in Iraq. It also condemns the military, the current administration, and it deceives the public into believing that the creation of another enormously bloated federal bureaucracy (chock full of social-engineering programs and entitlements) would be preferable to the highly skilled professional all-volunteer armed forces we have today.
Rangel spouted such utter hogwash that I can't stop thinking about his lies--and those of Jon 'Halp Us Wer Stuck In Irak' Carry.