Thursday, April 28, 2005

Ya know, I'm not generally a big fan of Donald Rumsfeld. Someone will ask him a hardass question, and he will "Goodness gracious" and "Folksy homily" his way out of it. But let it not be said that I don't give credit where credit is due. When Daniel Inouye started political posturing by bringing up the possibility of conscription, Rumsfeld said:
"I think the only people who could conceivably be talking about a draft are people who are speaking from pinnacles of near-perfect ignorance."
Pinnacles of near-perfect ignorance. Oh Donny boy, how I wish I had said that.

And for young Americans who are concerned about the possibility of a draft, there are two key points to keep in mind. 1) Donald Rumsfeld does not want a draft. He already got in trouble last year for saying that with all the deferrals, the draft did not make an effective military force in Vietnam. Pissed a bunch of Vietnam vets off. 2) If you are a young American, go join the Air force, or the Coast Guard, or the Peace corps. Do not come to Taiwan. If you are looking to avoid war, Taiwan might not be the best place to be for the next couple of years.

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