IHT Passages: A Country at War or in Denial?

Thank you Roger. A month or so ago I myself have argued for the draft to be reintroduced in case of a major, long-lasting (more than 6 months) war.


A couple of excerpts:

“The droning on of the Iraq war is a tragedy of middle-class pacifism”

“With the disappearance of the draft it’s as if wars, always too serious to be left to generals, have been abandoned to politicians.

After all, Presidents, Senators and Representatives live off votes. As so, if votes do not depend on the care reserved to military personnel including casualties, there is no democratic control on wars: the Republic may have its President, but the Armed Forces risk being at the mercy of a Tyrant King with the same title.”

Maurizio Morabito, London


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