RE: False Dichotomy of Draftee v. Professional

Wed, 7 Aug 1996 17:19:59 -0400

Drieux's comments are wonderful as usual, but I must point out that STRAC
and LIFER have the same political result: one doesn't question; the other
is too lazy to think.

It's a nice idea to think that the civilians can keep the boys in the round
hats in line, but too often our culture creates awe for round hats. I'm
really quite scared of Clinton as the CIC because he probably envies the
guys who actually lasted longer in ROTC than he did. I suspect that he will
be tempted to blow someone away before November on the basis of suspect
intelligence linking the EVILHORDESOFMIDDLEEASTERNGLUTTONY (How's that, DRIEUX?)to TWA, Saudi Arabia, the Olympics, etc.

All of this goes back to the fact that Bill acted like most middle class boys
from Georgetown who couldn't quite believe that their lives might be interrupted
for service in furreign wars.

Ed Hagan