Richard Cohen writes why it was such a good thing to invade Iraq,
Saddam Hussein was a beast who had twice invaded his neighbors, had killed his own people with abandon and posed a threat — and not just a theoretical one — to Israel.
What does ANY of that have to do with America’s national security? It’s fine for him to think it’s a good thing to go over and kill several hundred thousand Iraqis because Saddam was a bad person, but what about the people in AMERICA’s military? Why should THEY be put at risk of death or injury for that reason? Is that what THEY signed up for?
This is one reason we need a draft — because it returns the PUBLIC to the discussion.