A Modest Proposal

2 comments October 16th, 2005at 11:01am Posted by Eli

Here is my recommendation for cutting down on all but the most necessary wars:

With the exception of response to an unprovoked military (i.e., non-terrorist) attack, any president who initiates, and any congresscritter who approves, an attack on a sovereign nation must be forced to choose between:

A) Making all of his/her age-eligible children or grandchildren available for a special draft; or

B) Spending a week in the target country 3 years after the invasion, walking the streets and talking to the people, sans bodyguards or body armor.

My expectation is that most would choose Option B (depending on how they felt about their kids, I suppose), and be very focused on the follow-through and reconstruction.

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Politics,War

2 Comments

  • 1. NYMary  |  October 16th, 2005 at 11:42 am

    I would have thought that GWB would have gone for option A, what with Jenna and NotJenna being useless public drunks and all.

    But then, they’re chips off the old block!

  • 2. Eli  |  October 16th, 2005 at 12:00 pm

    It was originally only going to be Option B, actually, but I thought I’d give the warmongers a break, plus give them the opportunity to remove some of their taint from the gene pool.

    The biggest problem with Option A is that it’s awfully unfair to the *real* troops. But this could be fixed quite easily by creating a separate Chickenhawk Brigade, which would specialize in daring suicide missions to secure worthless objectives.


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