When I look around or see the news I'm constantly reminded of where I was when I turned 17. I was not a good person, but that being said, I joined the U.S. Army. An eye opening experience to say the very least. There was basic, AIT, jump school, and some specialized training, then it was off to the Nam. I served with a lot of guys who got drafted, and some, like me, joined. There were some real great soldiers on both sides of that card, and some real losers also. But that being said, bullets do not just look for the folks who volunteered to be there. Maybe it's the PTSD kicking in but while I do not like the idea of a draft, there are some folks out here that could really use some military in their lives. Folks who continually bash our military, like Kerry's appologies, but have absolutely no real idea what really goes on. When I and other GIs were 18 years old, we were responsible for each other's lives and million dollar pieces of equipment, just to mention a couple of things we were trusted with. Now, I see guys that can't be trusted to find a belt to keep their pants up. Some young men out there do not have a job, out of school, no education and not looking for either one. I really don't believe in the draft...or do I.