I can only imagine what the political implications would be of trying to reinstate the draft in in order to support a war that has already lost the popular support of the country, and to do it under a president whose approval rating is just slightly north of the flu.

If it were attempted, I suppose we'd see a massive outcry against it and a move by Congress to pass legislation against conscription. If the Republicans backed up Bush's vetoes, they'd really be signing their death warrants, and quite possibly giving the Dems a filibuster-proof majority in 2008.

And if the draft actually went ahead I can only imagine that we would start seeing riots in the streets, and it would go downhill from there.

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