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Scaremongering Neo-Con Columnist: Draft is Needed Because Washington May Have to Invade Pakistan

January 14, 2009
The Raw Story
1/12/2009

Conservative columnist Tony Blankley foresees a dangerous future, in which the United States will be able to ensure its own survival only through a universal military draft and may routinely have to commit hundreds of thousands of troops to overseas excursions, including a potential invasion of Pakistan.

Blankley, a former Reagan speechwriter and Newt Gingrich press secretary, is the author of The West’s Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations? (2005) which raised the specter of a Europe dominated by radical Islam. His new book is called American Grit.

“If we don’t do a lot of things smart and tough, we could get overwhelmed,” Blankley told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday. “We’ve failed to exploit our energy. We’re not paying enough attention to what our kids are learning — Bill Ayers is actually a senior person in guiding the curriculum design of America.”

One of Blankley’s more eye-catching proposals in American Grit is that all eighteen year olds should be subject to two years of required military service.

“I don’t like it, I love the volunteer army … but we don’t have enough troops,” Blankley explained. “When George Bush wanted to have the surge, he was told by the senior generals we didn’t have the extra 20,000 troops to finish the war. … Now Obama wants to go to Afghanistan … but he says we don’t have the troops unless we pull them out of Iraq. What happens if Pakistan goes jihad-y? We don’t have the troops to go in there and stop them from taking over the nuclear weapons.”

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