From now on if Republican presidential candidates like Senator Ted Cruz pledge to rip up the Iran Deal on the first day of their potential presidencies, they must also pledge to reinstate the draft.
It is easy for American politicians to have political positions that push the country close to war because the only people who have to fight America’s wars are increasingly becoming an insular class of people isolated from the rest of society. Ted Cruz does not have to fight the wars he invents, and neither does his family; other, military people and other, military families will fight his dream Iran War, and all he has to do is wear a flag lapel pin.
Invented war is the philosophy of the Neoconservative establishment in the Republican Party, and its only foreign policy, legitimized by our sacred military-industrial complex: preemptive war and eternal war; America must always remain at war.
And to stay at war they have figured out an ingenious way to keep their foreign-political power: invent wars for which few Americans have to even be aware that we are fighting.
America has turned so oligarchical that even its wars have become undemocratic. To save America’s soul we must reinstate the draft, and the warmongers must fight their own wars, too. Everyone must fight, and only when the pain, suffering and sacrifice is democratically dispersed evenly will America fight good, smart and necessary wars.