Rangel eyes draft return

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Rangel eyes draft return

By JENNIFER FERMINO

Last Updated: 10:38 AM, July 8, 2010

Posted: 3:51 AM, July 8, 2010

Rep. Charles Rangel yesterday again called for bringing back the national draft — right at the Times Square recruiting station.

For the third time since the Iraq War began, the Harlem Democrat announced his plans to introduce a bill requiring all Americans to serve in the armed forces.

“If you love your country, be prepared to serve,” said Rangel, a Korean War veteran.

Congress should stop funding the war and, instead, use tax dollars to bring troops home, he said.

Rangel, who this year was stripped of his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee, said the bill calls for men and women 18-42 to sign up for the draft during wartime. It will likely be introduced next week.

NYS Congressman Charles Rangel speaks at Time Square NYC, in front of military recruitment office today.

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NYS Congressman Charles Rangel speaks at Time Square NYC, in front of military recruitment office today.

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