Candidates differ on female draftMonday, October 13, 2008
Even as the U.S. confronts two long wars, neither Sen. John McCain nor Sen. Barack Obama believes the country should take the politically perilous step of reviving the military draft.
But the two presidential candidates disagree on a key foundation of any future draft: Mr. Obama supports a requirement for both men and women to register with the Selective Service, while Mr. McCain doesn't think women should have to register.
Also, Mr. Obama would consider officially opening combat positions to women. Mr. McCain would not.
This does nothing more than make the next difficult decision of sending our troops into harms way more of an emotional decision than a fact based one and further undermine the effectiveness of our military.
Not the kind of "CHANGE" we are looking for Barack!