From today's CNN.com: "Frequent tours for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have stressed the all-volunteer force and made it worth considering a return to a military draft, President Bush's new war adviser said Friday." What do y'all think? I'm in favor of it, and the legislation should have a paragraph forbidding preferential treatment or safer, more comfortable duty assignments for people with close personal ties to politicians. That way, the sons of the privileged and the sons of the powerful will be subject to the same risks as everyone else, and our leaders will be (as they should be) careful about where we send our military and what they expect them to do. It's too easy to be a warmonger when you don't have anything to lose but perhaps your job, and that is only in theory, because politicians have rigged the system so that incumbents can nearly always get re-elected if they wish. But having your 20-something son or daughter in the military will up your stake in the game.