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Montel Williams

Reinstating DRAFT Could

Stop Bad Military Behavior

1/12/2012 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Former talk show host Montel Williams tells TMZ ... "making" U.S. citizens join the military could help PREVENT soldiers from acting like the "bad apples" featured in the urination footage.

Williams -- a retired Naval officer who started with the U.S. Marines -- hooked up with us via satellite this morning and explained that our soldiers in the field, including the guys in the footage, are likely stressed out from carrying such a heavy workload.

"The stresses must be getting to the point that it caused some of this ... why don't we spread out that stress and start making more people put on the uniform and defend this democracy?"

Williams claims only .25% of the U.S. population is serving in the military ... and says, "Maybe it's about time that this country wake up and understand that we can't put the pressure of defending our democracy on less than .25% of this entire population."

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Nicole    

I completely agree. If rich people's kids had to go to war, there would be a lot less wars. If there was a draft leading up to the "war" in Iraq, the war probably never would have happened. It's always easier if it is other people's kids and families making the sacrifice.

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rico    

you'll always have soldiers doing bad things to corpses during wartime. has always been that way, nothing is going to change whether your armed forces are voluntary or not. the nice thing about the draft is that it would train my brothers and sisters in law a trade while serving their terms, rather than allowing them to wallow around in life, living at home with their parents, 20's thru 30's, living off the dole and other assistance, then playing video games all night.

953 days ago
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djmytro03    

RICO works for the government and is a provokator for the new world order. Send yourself to war another brainless fool!!!!! Anyone that supports a draft and supports big government like this man is unamerican. Constitution will prevail. The new world order will fall Humanity will defeat them!!!

953 days ago
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Jay    

How about we not judge the entire military branch based on photos that come out of a select few people. There are going to be bad apples in the armed forces just like in any other field. Having the draft wont change it, he should just shut it and go back to smoking cigars with Sylvia Brown.

953 days ago
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djmytro03    

There is no honor in these wars since they did not go through congress to approve these wars. Our presidents have absolute rule and they can send them when they want. If you read the constitution then you will see that is illegal without a declaration of war.The Taliban was created by the CIA and is funded by them. Government Sponsered Terrorism. Do some research and shut CNN and FOX off its propaganda

953 days ago
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yomama    

that just doesn't even make any sense. Yeah! Let's get MORE resentful people into the military....

953 days ago
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JayCee    

I would gladly put a Uniform on to defend my country but I will No chance in Hell put a uniform for these illegal war.

953 days ago
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Emma    

Awww, sad, Montel is a crazy person... Anyway, as it turns out, people can have sh*tty personalities. And sometimes those people join the military. Would you be this worked up if you saw frat boys pissing on the passed out (possibly dead from alcohol poisoning) bodies of pledges? No, because everybody knows you join a frat because you have a sh*tty personality and want to validate it with your surroundings. Can we just get our troops the hell out of there and start focusing on OUR failing country instead of all the other failing countries?

953 days ago
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jujubee    

No Montel, pick ur head up from the weed u r smoking, a draft will NOT benefit this country, war, or our soldiers...i'm sure the reason the soldiers were pissing on the people they killed is bc of what they've witnessed in the middle east, putting their lives on the line shooting at those same people, and of course losing friends to the enemy must've just made them down right hate them...not saying it's right, but u can't judge until you have been in those shoes so montel, please go back to doing whatever it is that you do and let the US government handle matters of war

953 days ago
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Rhonda    

The majority of military serving today WANT to be there. To FORCE individuals into service that DO NOT WANT TO BE THERE would create more of what just happened. But speaking of the draft, it might be time to start sending out those letters to females as well when they reach the age of 18. Equality.

953 days ago
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brown dynamite    

I like Montel but if you start putting people in the military who don't want to be there and aren't willing to out in the dedication many of us have you'll be putting others in danger during war. Should remain voluntary.

953 days ago
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Lori    

Montel is apparently unaware that this country is not a democracy, but a republic. We have a constitution, that would be the difference between the two.

953 days ago
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Karl Wilder    

#1. We are a Republic, not a Democracy. Montel needs to go back to the 2nd grade. Displaying this type of ignorance negates everything he says.

#2. Soldiers defend the interests of big business, they do not defend our country. While there may have been some nobility in this job historically; now it is a disdained profession for obvious reasons.

#3. The children of the 1% (Bush and Co.) would ALWAYS get exemptions.

#4. There is no proof that more soldiers would lead to less urine.

953 days ago
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Lori    

Montel is apparently unaware that this country is not a democracy, but a republic. We have a constitution, that would be the difference between the two.

953 days ago
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cregis    

What bad behavior? Bad behavior would be disciplining these marines. Anyway, let their 72 virgins clean them up.

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