Military outlet: Parental warning: Keep children away from war machine

"It 'makes sense' to consider a draft" [Times page one, Aug. 11]: Makes sense to whom? Not to most Americans in this country.

How about just bring the soldiers home from Iraq? How about we not draft our young men and women so that we can kill 10 or 12 or 20 a week?

What mother or father in their right mind would agree to allow our government to reinstate the draft so their sons or daughters could participate in this absurd roulette of death?
Now is the time to tell your senators and congressman this is totally unacceptable. If you think that surely this administration couldn't ramrod something so wrong through the system, think again. Ask the families of the more than 4,000 soldiers who have already fallen for this misbegotten cause.·—Maura Callahan, Snoqualmie

Letters to the Editor,·Friday, August 17, 2007, copyright 2007, The Seattle Times Company