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Is there a draft in here? 

Washington politicians may not be pushing the big D -- Draft -- as a hot topic of conversation, this being an election year and all. But, with the United States' continued involvement in Iraq, it's a good possibility that the draft will be reinstated in the spring of 2005 -- after the election is over.

-- Wayne Young and Benjamin Glahn

click to enlarge Philip Thrower  -  - West Side -  - Janitor and plumber -  -  -  - Where do you think George W. Bush was during 1972? Probably avoiding the draft. -  - What was he doing? I don't know. Living in Canada. -  - What do you think about the possibility of the draft being reinstated? It's always a possibility.  -  - What would you do if you were drafted? I'd probably enlist before I was drafted; then I could choose what I wanted to do. -  - How do we solve Iraq? I have no idea. I don't know what's going on over there. I don't think anyone does.
  • Philip Thrower

    West Side

    Janitor and plumber

    Where do you think George W. Bush was during 1972? Probably avoiding the draft.

    What was he doing? I don't know. Living in Canada.

    What do you think about the possibility of the draft being reinstated? It's always a possibility.

    What would you do if you were drafted? I'd probably enlist before I was drafted; then I could choose what I wanted to do.

    How do we solve Iraq? I have no idea. I don't know what's going on over there. I don't think anyone does.

click to enlarge John Jenks  -  - Unincorporated El Paso County -  - Dominos pizza delivery driver -  -  -  - Where do you think George W. Bush was during 1972? There isn't enough information to make a judgment. -  - What was he doing? He may have been doing what he said he was doing. -  - What do you think about the possibility of the draft being reinstated? I think we are doing pretty good with the setup we have now. I don't think we need a draft. -  - What would you do if you were drafted? I may just disappear into the heartland and not make my whereabouts known. -  - How do we solve Iraq? I believe we should follow the schedule stated and get out of there by the end of June. The international community needs to take over.
  • John Jenks

    Unincorporated El Paso County

    Dominos pizza delivery driver

    Where do you think George W. Bush was during 1972? There isn't enough information to make a judgment.

    What was he doing? He may have been doing what he said he was doing.

    What do you think about the possibility of the draft being reinstated? I think we are doing pretty good with the setup we have now. I don't think we need a draft.

    What would you do if you were drafted? I may just disappear into the heartland and not make my whereabouts known.

    How do we solve Iraq? I believe we should follow the schedule stated and get out of there by the end of June. The international community needs to take over.

click to enlarge Laurel McLeod  -  - Above Uintah Gardens -  - VP for Student Life at CC -  -  -  - Where do you think George W. Bush was during 1972? I have no idea. I think they make too much of it; I couldn't remember where I was in 1972. -  - What do you think about the possibility of the draft being reinstated? I have mixed feelings. I worry that the volunteer Army is overwhelmingly composed of people who are economically disadvantaged; it's an unfair distribution of pain in our culture. At the same time, the draft is a horrible thing.  -  - What would you do if you were drafted? I would go. I feel that there are good things worth fighting for. -  - How do we solve Iraq? More education, a lot of financial aid and patience. I'm encouraged that the U.N. is getting more involved.
  • Laurel McLeod

    Above Uintah Gardens

    VP for Student Life at CC

    Where do you think George W. Bush was during 1972? I have no idea. I think they make too much of it; I couldn't remember where I was in 1972.

    What do you think about the possibility of the draft being reinstated? I have mixed feelings. I worry that the volunteer Army is overwhelmingly composed of people who are economically disadvantaged; it's an unfair distribution of pain in our culture. At the same time, the draft is a horrible thing.

    What would you do if you were drafted? I would go. I feel that there are good things worth fighting for.

    How do we solve Iraq? More education, a lot of financial aid and patience. I'm encouraged that the U.N. is getting more involved.

click to enlarge Judith Swanson  -  - West Side -  - Artist -  -  -  - Where do you think George W. Bush was during 1972? Probably where he said he was. -  - What was he doing? Acting like a 26-year-old. -  - What do you think about the possibility of the draft being reinstated? I don't think we need to. It should only be in case of dire emergency. -  - What would you do if you were drafted? I would do my duty. -  - How do we solve Iraq? There has got to be a lot more educating of Iraqis so they understand what would happen if we left. We cannot leave until it stabilizes.
  • Judith Swanson

    West Side

    Artist

    Where do you think George W. Bush was during 1972? Probably where he said he was.

    What was he doing? Acting like a 26-year-old.

    What do you think about the possibility of the draft being reinstated? I don't think we need to. It should only be in case of dire emergency.

    What would you do if you were drafted? I would do my duty.

    How do we solve Iraq? There has got to be a lot more educating of Iraqis so they understand what would happen if we left. We cannot leave until it stabilizes.

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