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Draft poll .

  1. Mar 11, 2004 #1
    Draft poll.....

    1>Did you support the war in Iraq?
    2>Do you still? (if applicable)
    3>If drafted, would you show up, or dodge?
    4> Is your reasoning based almost fully on the Iraq war (if you would dodge)?
    5> anything else you want to comment on?
     
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  3. Mar 11, 2004 #2
    1) No
    2) No
    3) Show up and go to jail, probably(not that it matters, I'm ineligable for the draft, I think...or at least I could convince them pretty quickly)
    4) Yes
    5) War sucks
     
  4. Mar 11, 2004 #3
    Re: Draft poll.....

    Yes
    No
    I'll show up anyway. Im 26 so when that time comes I hope Im over the age limit.
    No. Im an only son, nobody will look after my mother.
    I hope we find Bin Laden.
     
  5. Mar 11, 2004 #4

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    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. There's not much call for women my age in the draft, but if I were called I would show up...well..for this war, not neccesarily for any or even all wars though.
    4. nope
    5. I think it would be hard for me to watch either of my sons get drafted and go off to war. I really can't say how or what I would do or feel. I do know that when the WTC was hit I was deeply concerned about my just turned 18 year old son being drafted in the future.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2004 #5

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    1>Did you support the war in Iraq?
    2>Do you still? (if applicable)
    3>If drafted, would you show up, or dodge?
    4> Is your reasoning based almost fully on the Iraq war (if you would dodge)?
    5> anything else you want to comment on?


    1. No.
    2. I do now.
    3. Show up. If they are drafting 70 year olds the country is really in trouble!
    4. N/A Wars I have lived through WWII, Korea, Vietnam, GulfI, GulfII.

    5. Wars come along; they aren't always just. Support our troops anyway.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2004 #6

    russ_watters

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    Re: Draft poll.....

    1. Yes.
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. n/a

    As an aside, draft questions aren't really all that pertinent in the US. We won't have one unless we get into another world war.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2004 #7

    amp

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    1>Did you support the war in Iraq?
    2>Do you still? (if applicable)
    3>If drafted, would you show up, or dodge?
    4> Is your reasoning based almost fully on the Iraq war (if you would dodge)?
    5> anything else you want to comment on?

    1. NO
    2. NO
    3. YES, I WOULD SERVE
    4. N/A
     
  9. Mar 20, 2004 #8

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    1>Did you support the war in Iraq?
    + if you mean the US-lead invasion, no.
    2>Do you still? (if applicable)
    + NA
    3>If drafted, would you show up, or dodge?
    + as I'm not a US citizen, I think the answer to this is NA
    4> Is your reasoning based almost fully on the Iraq war (if you would dodge)?
    + NA
    5> anything else you want to comment on?
    + this is a silly 'poll', at least for anyone who's not a US citizen. However, I do have some questions: does anyone know what were the personal motivations of the US, UK, Australian, French, German, Spanish (etc) citizens who joined Al Q/Taliban etc? (IIRC, several were captured by US-lead forces in Afghanistan, and some in Iraq too). Are there any 'islamic' groups which accept the concept of the equality of the sexes, at least in so far as ownership of property, opportunity for education/commerce/politics is concerned?

    What do my questions have to do with a (US) draft and the US-lead occupation of Iraq? Only that I thought of them while reading this thread!
     
  10. Mar 21, 2004 #9
    1>Did you support the war in Iraq?
    No. I found the notion of Iraq being an imminent threat to the USA laughable.

    2>Do you still?
    No.

    3>If drafted, would you show up, or dodge?
    I joined the army a few months after i turned 18. I served in the 82nd Airborne div. from '76 to '80

    4> Is your reasoning based almost fully on the Iraq war (if you would dodge)?
    I must admit a certain level of disgust for those who will not serve their country in some manner. Perhaps disgust is too strong a sentiment. I simply don't understand those that have no sense of duty.

    5> anything else you want to comment on?
    I find the policy of pre-emption to be contrary to the ideals of the founders of this nation.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2004 #10
    1>Did you support the war in Iraq?
    No.
    2>Do you still? (if applicable)
    Right now, the lesser of two evils is supporting the war. Going in and backing down would be, to say the least, bad.
    3>If drafted, would you show up, or dodge?
    I'd quickly be shipped out of the draft office to some kind of military labs and probably have to make weapons or some other crap. I likely wouldn't be very good at it; whether that is intentional or not, only I'd know!
    4> Is your reasoning based almost fully on the Iraq war (if you would dodge)?
    No, it's my own damned fault.
    5> anything else you want to comment on?
    I like cookies?

    cookiemonster
     
  12. Mar 21, 2004 #11
    Re: Draft poll.....

    HUH?
     
  13. Mar 21, 2004 #12
    1>Did you support the war in Iraq?

    hahahaha.... NO

    2>Do you still? (if applicable)

    Depends what this means.... I definitely don't think we should pull our troops out now.

    3>If drafted, would you show up, or dodge?

    I'd show up. I wouldn't want to, but I would.

    4> Is your reasoning based almost fully on the Iraq war (if you would dodge)?

    Nope.

    5> anything else you want to comment on?

    Not really.
     
  14. Mar 21, 2004 #13
    1. No, I protested long and hard (I was a traitor, when I said “no weapons of mass destruction would be found – because they were non-existent).
    2. No, the lies used to justify the war have been exposed.
    3. If drafted, I’d smoke a joint (but not inhale), then weasel my way out of active service like the esteemed US President (courageous bloke, that George, sets a good example for your Military).
    4. My reasoning is based on reality.
    5. Lets stop pussy-footing about, and bring Little Bush to trial (in concurrence with "saddam's Trial" would be nice (not that Saddam's trial will ever happen). Muppet Bush is a liar.

    Comments: I was called paranoid and traitor leading up to the Second Iraq War for stating that there were NO weapons of mass-destruction in Iraq. Now, it would seem, I am 100% correct.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2004 #14
    1, If by "support" you mean that I wanted our military to destroy Iraq's government, I didn't care one way or the other.
    2, We destroyed thier government, "Mission Accomplished"
    3, Oh I'm ready to go. All psyched up on www.globalsecurity.org.
    4, There's no dodging. There's living mandatory suicide.
    5, As Kerry says, "Bonjour!"
     
  16. Mar 31, 2004 #15
    1. No.
    2. No.
    3. No.
    4. Mainly, yes.
    5. Stop trying to make Irak the 52nd state of the US and let the UN take over.
     
  17. Mar 31, 2004 #16
    1>Did you support the war in Iraq?

    NO!!!

    2>Do you still? (if applicable)

    Actually YES because Iraq will crumble NOW without it!

    3>If drafted, would you show up, or dodge?

    Dodge

    4> Is your reasoning based almost fully on the Iraq war (if you would dodge)?

    That and I'm not American! lol! No, war is stupid and drafts are pointless. Diplomacy is the only way nowadays!


    5> anything else you want to comment on?

    Bad question (esp. with the people in this forum) I just hope that now that the war has been done, soemthing GOOD occurs ie. Iraq doesn't fall back into a worse state than it was in.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2004 #17

    I've tried to leave this thread unresponded to, as to not set a precedent, but I have to ask what you think is the 51st? Canada or Afghanistan?
     
  19. Mar 31, 2004 #18
    You've tried for 3 and a half hours and already gave up? ;)
     
  20. Mar 31, 2004 #19

    huh? I just read your quote and was curious.
     
  21. Mar 31, 2004 #20
    Given my personal experiance, I'd Tell ya Canada as clearly it is 51st (with no "elected" representation)
     
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