March 30, 2007
Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) is a highly decorated former Marine and Vietnam veteran. He’s also the chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee and one of the most outspoken opponents of the Iraq conflict. Recently he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he supports reinstating the military draft and said that he believes “everyone ought to be obligated to serve”:
Before you would-be draft dodgers rush off to buy a one-way bus tickets to Canada, keep in mind that hardly anyone—including the military and Murtha’s fellow legislators—agrees that a draft is desirable.