Full article.Washington -- The government is taking the first steps toward a targeted military draft of Americans with special skills in computers and foreign languages.
Looks like the Pentagon values that First Aid course you did. They may even be wanting the hackers the FBI has been chasing for years! Just thank whoever you thank that you're not an Iraqi refugee: "Welcome to America, you are now a Selecive Service interpreter and you will be on a plane to Iraq within the next 24 hours."The agency already has in place a special system to register and draft health care personnel ages 20 to 44 in more than 60 specialties if necessary in a crisis.
Is this going too far? If the US is over-commited to conflicts around the world, wouldn't it make sense to not get so involved or does George "I'm a War President" Bush just not really care about America's sons and daughters? I mean look at the stats:
American Casualties in Iraq
Since May 1st - Total: 426
In Combat: 278
Since war began - Total: 566
In Combat: 390
Since Capture of Saddam - Total: 108
In Combat: 78
Total wounded: 3212