Of course, we all know that the threat of resuming the draft is a mere figment of the fevered imaginations of anti-Bush lunatics. No one is seriously thinking of actually doing it.
Except, that is, for the officials of the Selective Service System, who have been at work since last fall on developing a “special skills” draft targeted at people who know computers and foreign languages. Of course, reimposing conscription would require Congressional action, but it’s clear that the personnel folks at the Pentagon are taking this seriously enough to have encouraged Selective Service to get to work.
Can you say “perverse incentives”? I was sure you could.