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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Two Birds, One Stone, You're Welcome America

Since I have come to America, I keep hearing people crib ad nauseum about several problems. I hear them crib, and protest, and debate on TV. And They have done it so much that I have come up with an ingenious solution that'll make two of those problems disappear. And it's as elegant a solution as a number theory proof.

People have been talking about the possibility of the draft being reintroduced. Not the beer variety, the military variety. You know, conscription? The possibility of a draft, something not thought about in this country since the Vietnam, really gets people hot under the collar.

Another issue that bothers people is that of illegal immigration. They are building a fence along the Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants, planning laws to crack down on firms hiring illegal immigrants.

So here's my solution. Introduce a draft for the illegal immigrants. Compulsory military service in Iraq for those who cross the border illegally. Doesn't it make perfect sense? Liberals say that illegal immigrants have a place in America because they do the jobs that Americans don't want to do. What job is more unwanted than policing the streets of Baghdad? I'm sure illegal immigrants will be queueing up enthusiastically for the draft. What they'll earn in Iraq will be much more than what they earn mowing lawns or cleaning toilets anyway.

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