Spotted this in the Miami Herald and although clearly written by a US left wing type, he raises an interesting question. Would a return of the US draft cause the US to pull out of Iraq, AFG etc quicker? His premise being that the draft doesn't distinguish between rch and poor and so it will be the sons (and unlike Vietnam) daughters of politicians who will have to join up alongside small-town Americans. Comments heard where I work regarding Harry (Mods - point noted about appropriate comment here) are of surprise that he would go to Iraq when "he has all that money" ie no understanding of duty etc amongst the rich and powerful. e bird If we were to reintroduce conscription and Tony's kids were eligible, would we also see a reduction in political willingness to deploy troops so willingly? or perhaps if the war was "just" would we see better and more equipment? Not that I wish to see the ranks filled with burberry dpm, but the occaisional politicos offspring would be welcomed with open arms.