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Monday, October 25, 2004

How Kerry or Bush Might Avoid a Draft

Zeynep at Under the Same Sun suggests that the way they may try to keep Americans out of uniform is the same way they've kept them out of jobs--by getting the impoverished masses of Latin America to do it. According to Zeynep, a US security company is running ads in El Salvador for security guards to work in Iraq at $1700 a month, including life insurance. He and his commenters raise several good points on the subject, and I don't have much to add. But it's cheap, it's immoral, it's piling crime on top of crime--so maybe he's right.