Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Panel On "The Draft: Inevitable, Avoidable or Preferable?"

Got the chance to catch the second half of the panel addressing "The Draft: Inevitable, Avoidable or Preferable?" hosted by the Center for American Progress and the Washington Monthly on C-Span today.. The talk dealt with the article of the same name, which I linked to earlier this week.

There's a link to the video on the C-Span site, but so far I haven't been able to get it to work. Give it a try- the panel is well worth watching.

My favorite idea came from the panel's moderator, columnist and moderator of CNN's The Capital Gang, Mark Shields, who suggested that we raise the enlistment age to 59 so that all the members of Congress who were too busy or important during the Vietnam War could be given a second chance to serve their country.

*Update: The link is now working...