Sen. Daniel Inouye, the Democrat from Hawaii, said, "For the first time in many years the Army and Marine Corps are not meeting their recruiting targets. There are some who are already discussing the draft.""Pinnacles of near- perfect ignorance" - perfect.
Rumsfeld leaned closer to the microphone and said, "I think the only people who could conceivably be talking about a draft are people who are speaking from pinnacles of near-perfect ignorance."
He added, "The last thing we need is a draft. We just don't." He explained that recruitment and retention in the part-time forces have been affected by active duty troops who are staying longer in the regular military.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Mr. Rumsfeld bettr watch out, he's going to get a "reputation" for plain speaking -Rumsfeld: 'The last thing we need is a draft'